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6 Best Free Getting Things Done Software

If you are in project management or any other leadership role, you have probably read David Allen’s masterpiece Getting Things Done. If you don’t, David Allen suggests a simple system: David Allen lists a number of software tools that he recommends. Some options are great, but others are less useful. After reading Getting Things Done…

By Lennon September 23, 2022 Off

7 Standout IT Project Portfolio Management Software

It is a big leap of faith to invest in IT portfolio management software. The software is often expensive, requires months of training, and has a long selection process. Some companies make the smart decision to switch to traditional project management software over PPM software. This is especially true if their IT team is small…

By Lennon September 23, 2022 Off

7 Best Open Source Project Management Software

Software for project management helps assign tasks to teams, and track their progress. Do you ever feel limited by your current project management software as a project manager? Do you feel that the tool is not allowing you to fully utilize it? Do you feel that you are not able to manage your team and…

By Lennon September 23, 2022 Off

4 Amazing Collaboration Software Options for Project Managers

Software has solved many problems around the globe: it’s simplified payroll, it’s made calling taxis as easy as opening an app on your smartphone, and it’s made global cooperation possible. Software can’t solve all problems. Despite all the software we have, everyday business problems still exist. They often boil down to communication. Let me give…

By Lennon September 23, 2022 Off

What does a project manager do every day?

This is a question I’ve been asked many times in my career. It may seem obvious. The definition of project manager is someone who manages a project. Is a project manager seated in an office? Or is he out on the site, reviewing a plan, and completing tasks? Maybe all of these, and more. The…

By Lennon September 19, 2022 Off

What do all successful project managers have in common?

A project manager is someone who applies knowledge, skills, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements. (PMBOK Guide, 3rd Ed, Project Management Institute Inc. PN 2005). However, what makes a good project manager depends on the project and the needs of the people looking to hire one. However, there are still…

By Lennon September 19, 2022 Off

What are your chances of a successful project?

It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m sitting in a coffee shop typing this article. My youngest son is at a birthday celebration and my eldest is sitting opposite me doing his school homework. (Although he was bribed by millionaire shortbread, he is still doing it). I am currently rereading “Thinking, Fast and Slow”1 by Daniel Kahneman1…

By Lennon September 19, 2022 Off

What are the Parties Offering Business Opportunities?

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, and Jo Swinson attended the CBI Conference to discuss business. They were there to impress City leaders with their ideas. While Mr Johnson promised to end Brexit “uncertainty, confusion”, Mr Corbyn revealed Labour’s plans to create 320,000 apprenticeships in England. Liberal Democrats claim that they are the party of business, as…

By Lennon September 19, 2022 Off