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Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck

Ultimate Guide to Team Building Activities That Don't Suck | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

A team that works well together is more effective, more productive, and more successful — not to mention happier and more fun to work with! But establishing and developing those bonds can be tricky, especially when typical team building activities tend to induce more eye rolls among teammates than high-fives. Here's a list of awesome activities for your project team.

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5 Smart Tips to Boost Team Productivity And Achieve More

5 Smart Tips to Boost Team Productivity And Achieve More | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

Here are 5 simple ways to improve project management and ensure your team meets their goals. 

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Wrike: Project Management Software for More Efficient Collaboration

Wrike: Project Management Software for More Efficient Collaboration | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
Project management is more than just getting things done. If the collaboration between your team members is not efficient and flawless, even good projects can go horribly wrong. To tackle how tools...
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3 Ways to Create Your Project Manager Calendar - Wrike Blog

3 Ways to Create Your Project Manager Calendar - Wrike Blog | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
If you’re trying to plan your project calendar for the next month or the next year, you might be debating the best method to capture your madness. As long as you’ve graduated past the classic (but inefficient) pen, paper, and ruler approach, there are three ways to build a digital project manager calendar that workers rely on during project …
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10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers - Wrike Blog

10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers - Wrike Blog | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
Contracts have been signed, hands shaken, and you’re now officially hired to lead a new project. Get ready to roll up your sleeves — now the real work begins! Successful projects start with a great kickoff meeting. Setting the right tone from the get-go can make or break your project, so hit a home run …
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Project Managers

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Project Managers | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
As project managers, we’re constantly striving to improve ourselves and streamline our projects so that customers’ needs are met and budgets don’t balloon — so why not consider making resolutions that will help our careers? And hopefully also lead to stellar annual performance reports.
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5 Tips for Better Annual Planning

5 Tips for Better Annual Planning | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

‘Tis the season of annual planning — and it’s not any easy one to get through. From project calendar scheduling to OKR goal-setting, annual planning meetings are some of the most challenging gatherings of the year."

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16 Motivation Hacks for the New Year - Wrike Blog

16 Motivation Hacks for the New Year - Wrike Blog | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
Get yourself motivated and back up to speed with these 16 life hacks aimed at increasing your motivation.
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Is Information Overload Real? Or Are We Just a Wimpy Generation? (Video)

Is Information Overload Real? Or Are We Just a Wimpy Generation? (Video) | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

Information overload is supposedly a very real, very current phenomenon that our parents never had to deal with. And if you believe we’re just a wimpy generation compared to our forefathers, here’s a stat to knock your socks off: we see more than 34 billion bits of information per day online — an equivalent of 2 books. 

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G2 Crowd users score Salesforce's Chatter as top social collaboration tool in ... - VentureBeat

G2 Crowd users score Salesforce's Chatter as top social collaboration tool in ... - VentureBeat | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
This is G2 Crowd's first Grid report on social collaboration tools, using its customary metrics of user satisfaction and business presence.
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And Wrike is up in the High Performers' bottom right quadrant. Thanks to all our customers who spoke up! 

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Startups Should Lean on Lean Project Management

Startups Should Lean on Lean Project Management | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
The #1 priority of running Lean PM is to eliminate wasted resources, known as mura. Extra labor, extra time, and extra materials that don’t add value to the product or service — they all need to go. Focus on getting something in front of the customer quickly and without spending all your money.
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Ultimate Guide to Project Risk, Part 1: Risk Assessment

Ultimate Guide to Project Risk, Part 1: Risk Assessment | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
You can’t predict the future, but with this Ultimate Guide to Project Risk, you can prepare for it. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about project risk, including free resources so you can prepare for the next asteroid.
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Top 9 Project Management Tool Features on the SMB Wishlist

Top 9 Project Management Tool Features on the SMB Wishlist | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
Choosing the right project management tool for your small business can be a daunting endeavor, especially if it’s your first time venturing into project management territory. Which features are must-haves for small business teams? What exactly should you be looking for in a PM tool?
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Top Productivity Tools For Teams

Top Productivity Tools For Teams | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
Does this sound like you? Your phone is ringing, HipChat’s chirping, Skype message’s bobbing, text message’s sending and calendar reminder’s beeping. You are in-app typing, adding a card to Yammer and simultaneously responding to a comment on Wrike, across five different time zones. More than likely, your team and you [...]
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Tools that collaborative teams use to get productive. 

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Mobile working may not be generating the productivity that the hype suggests

Mobile working may not be generating the productivity that the hype suggests | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
A recent survey, commissioned by Barco and conducted by Censuswide, has shown evidence that businesses getting behind mobile workforces may not be doing enough to advance productivity. The reason for this is conflicting strategies, which may be a barrier to colleagues’ collaboration.
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The Real Reason Why Employees Should Use Collaboration Tools At Work - Forbes

The Real Reason Why Employees Should Use Collaboration Tools At Work - Forbes | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

Why should employees use internal collaboration tools to get work done, why not just stick with email?  Not just for productivity. It's actually good for your career. Watch the video.

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The 3-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Project Management Methodology

The 3-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Project Management Methodology | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
There are an overwhelming number of project management methodologies, many of them combinations and hybrids of several approaches. With so many different options, how do you choose the right methodology for your project and team? We created a short Slideshare to walk you through it. Follow these 3 steps, and you won’t have to rely …
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Agile vs. Process: Why Not Both? (Video) - Wrike Blog

Agile vs. Process: Why Not Both? (Video) - Wrike Blog | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

Agile is all about breaking free of rigid, step-by-step processes and shaking off that old “How We Do Things Here” so you can embrace creativity and ingenuity. Throw those dusty, outdated process manuals out the window! Right? Not so fast. As our productivity coach Errette Dunn explains, the Agile methodology still requires clearly defined processes.

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Power Your Business with OKRs

https://www.wrike.com/blog/tag/okr/ - OKR (Objectives and Key Results) is a planning and goal setting technique made famous by Intel and Google. OKRs represent…
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How to Use OKRs for Quarterly and Annual Planning

How to Use OKRs for Quarterly and Annual Planning | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
Leading companies use OKRs for successful planning. This overview explains the basics of the method and the details you need to put it into practice.
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Trends in IT Project Management for 2015 - Wrike Blog

Trends in IT Project Management for 2015 - Wrike Blog | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
The call for better project management in the IT sector is ringing more fervently than in any other industry. More and more money is being invested into IT worldwide, and with the increasing complexity of IT projects, rapidly changing technologies, and the high cost of project failure, these project managers are burdened with heavier responsibilities …
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Here are 4 trends shaping the future of IT project management. 

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So many task-management apps, so little time

So many task-management apps, so little time | Social Project Management | Scoop.it
When you have a lot of things to do, you may have trouble remembering them all -- which is why task-management tools can be a great help. But which to choose?
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Good, if over-simplified, rundown of the major task management/ project management apps available.  

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Download "Get Things Done with Wrike" (ebook)

Download "Get Things Done with Wrike" (ebook) | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

A step-by-step guide for setting up Wrike to help you implement your favorite productivity process. It introduces the GTD methodology, discusses the three key principles, and outlines the exact process for taking your project from concept to completion within Wrike.

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Ultimate Guide to Project Risk, Part 2: Risk Management

Ultimate Guide to Project Risk, Part 2: Risk Management | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

Once you’ve completed your risk assessment, you’re ready to create your risk management response plan. Note that risk management isn’t something you check off your project to-do list; it’s an ongoing process.

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Project Management Software vs. Cloud File Storage: What's the Difference? - Wrike Blog

Project Management Software vs. Cloud File Storage: What's the Difference? - Wrike Blog | Social Project Management | Scoop.it

Customers have asked us questions about the difference between cloud storage and project management software. What separates services like Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox from Wrike? Why would a business need one or the other?

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