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Project Management Tools: How to Choose the Best One for Your Organization

Project planning is a crucial part of every company. Global consultancy Bain & Company reports that by 2027 most work will be project-based. Because of most processes getting automated or outsourced, almost all remaining occupations will be critically important. The Project Management Institute analysis showed that future demand for project managers would be growing faster…

Valerie Ulasik
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June 30, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
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5 Steps to Apply Agile Principles to Your SMB

Agile practices have found their way into different industries and lines of work, including marketing, HR, product development, and business operations in general. This methodology was created primarily for software development, to replace the Waterfall model that was ineffective, hectic, and sluggish. Agile offered many advantages: introduced much-needed flexibility, shortened development cycles, brought about a…

Michael Deane
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June 29, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
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How Companies Can Optimize Business Practices in Times of Crisis

In a time of crisis, many things are uncertain. One thing that is certain, the world is changing around us as we speak. As things may seem turbulent for everyone right now, the epidemic situation with COVID-19 has been especially tough for business owners. The entire way that people conduct business has changed. Keeping up…

GanttPRO Team
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June 17, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
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How to open an MPP file online without MS Project

Microsoft Project is one of the most popular and widespread project management software. The software allows you to plan projects, assign tasks, manage resources and workflows, create reports, and do many other things. Nevertheless, recent GetApp's surveys showed that almost 60% of project managers are ready to try some new software in 2020. The thing…

Valerie Ulasik
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June 12, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
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Best Microsoft Project Alternatives of 2020 (Free & Paid)

Looking for the best & free MS Project alternatives? Here is the list of more than 35 tools divided into a few categories: best, free, online, Microsoft Project alternatives for Mac, as well as open-source equivalents. Microsoft Project is a powerful PM tool with dozens of useful features. Being in the market since 1984, it…

Andrew Stepanov
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June 10, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 19 minutes
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Project Portfolio Management: an Efficient Way to Reach Your Company’s Strategic Objectives

Do you know that 80% of project management executives don’t know how their projects align with their company’s business strategy? Sometimes companies lose focus on their long-term plans, objectives, and roadmaps. It happens in the clutter of fixing small issues and performing short-term projects. The main issue of the organizational problems is a lack of…

Valerie Ulasik
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June 2, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
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5 Must-Dos for Efficient Resource Allocation Strategy in Uncertain Times

Shifting resources to where they will bring more value is a difficult task, with its recognized importance for company growth. According to the 2016 McKinsey research, 83% of polled executives stated they saw it as a booster for development and delivering higher returns. However, stating importance does not mean that proper resource allocation in project…

Andrew Stepanov
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May 6, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
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How to Work on Multiple Projects with GanttPRO: Project Portfolio and Workload Management

Has your company grown to the scale that your projects get bigger and grow in numbers? That means you need to get and work on consolidated data from more than one project to properly manage tasks, timelines, and resources. This is a strong indication that this moment has come: you need a project portfolio management…

Andrew Stepanov
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May 4, 2020
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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
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