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  • The Beginners’ Guide to Agile Project Management Methodology

    The Beginners’ Guide to Agile Project Management Methodology

    by David Lesue - Many organizations can benefit from agile project management, and it’s simple to set up and utilize.

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  • Better than Bonuses: 4 Motivators that Matter More than Money

    Better than Bonuses: 4 Motivators that Matter More than Money

    by Shelbi Gomez - A recent Workfront survey found that there are actually four things that are more influential than money when it comes to motivating employees to excel at work.

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  • 6 Tips for Managing a Contingent Workforce

    6 Tips for Managing a Contingent Workforce

    by Scott Duehlmeier - For anyone managing a contingent workforce, a cloud-based work management solution—also known as an "operational system of record"— can help bring order to the chaos.

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  • Automation in Action: How 4 Global Brands are Saving Time, Money & Human Effort

    Automation in Action: How 4 Global Brands are Saving Time, Money & Human Effort

    by Heather Hurst - Digital automation allows workers to do more of the work they love, including being more creative, collaborating, building relationships, and delivering effective solutions.

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  • Project Management: How to Develop a Strategic Plan

    Project Management: How to Develop a Strategic Plan

    by Heather Hurst - A strategic plan provides transparency and clarity for your entire team and all stakeholders.

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  • 10 Project Management Metrics to Propel Performance

    10 Project Management Metrics to Propel Performance

    To excel as a project manager, you need to do more than inspire and motivate. The proof is in the results—a manager needs to achieve (and exceed) business goals.

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  • More Work, But Same Headcount? How Craftsy Managed It.

    More Work, But Same Headcount? How Craftsy Managed It.

    How are organizations like Craftsy doing more work with the same number of employees—and most important, can yours? The answer is yes, and here’s how.

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  • How to Write a Project Scope

    How to Write a Project Scope

    Writing a project scope doesn’t need to be a long or complex process. These steps will help you gather the information needed for a thorough project scope and put it together in a simple, useful way.

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  • Are Workers Trying to Disappear to be More Productive?

    Are Workers Trying to Disappear to be More Productive?

    by Jay Baer - We’re consistently seeing team members take projects home and embrace non-traditional schedules in an attempt to find enough solace to actually do work.

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  • How to Not Get Fined by the FTC

    How to Not Get Fined by the FTC

    In many cases, deceptive marketing is due to failure in the compliance step of the approval process. Here are some examples of big-name brands and businesses that found themselves facing the FTC.

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  • Adapt or Fail: 3 Keys to Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Digital Transformation

    Adapt or Fail: 3 Keys to Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Digital Transformation

    Digital transformation is no longer a luxury, but a matter of survival. How to adapt and succeed in the workplace of the next five years.

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  • How to Plan a Project

    How to Plan a Project

    Developing a project plan is one of the most important steps in ensuring a project is delivered on-time and on-budget.

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  • Simplify to Succeed: 6 Quick Workflow Tips

    Simplify to Succeed: 6 Quick Workflow Tips

    by Heather Hurst - How do you get from point A to point B—from a dozen disconnected tools to one slick system? We asked Workfront Product Evangelist Chris O’Neal to share his expertise.

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  • 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas: What You Need to Know

    10 Project Management Knowledge Areas: What You Need to Know

    Once you know and follow these areas, your projects will start to run smoother, delight your stakeholders, and you’ll be fighting fewer fires.

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  • Reimagining "Office Space": What if Initech Had Work Management Software?

    Reimagining "Office Space": What if Initech Had Work Management Software?

    by Heather Hurst - Um, yeah. If you could read this article about Office Space plot points that wouldn't make sense if the movie were made today, that would be great.

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  • How to Become a Project Manager: Two Paths

    How to Become a Project Manager: Two Paths

    Two ways to become a project manager: a more structured path involving education and certification, and a path guided by your personal experiences and the responsibilities you have already taken on.

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  • 10 Reasons You Need an Operational System of Record

    10 Reasons You Need an Operational System of Record

    What you need is a single source of truth, a system to rule all systems: an operational system of record (OSR).

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  • Snowed In: 5 Ways Online Work Solutions Can Help When Employees Can’t Get to Work

    Snowed In: 5 Ways Online Work Solutions Can Help When Employees Can’t Get to Work

    by Marcus Varner - Managers need powerful tools to help them organize employees and workloads, even when everyone is working from different locations and on different schedules.

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  • Yes or Faux—Grading 16 Future of Work Predictions

    Yes or Faux—Grading 16 Future of Work Predictions

    by Jay Baer - For each of the 16 predictions collated for the State of Enterprise Work Report, I have added some commentary of my own and have graded them on a scale of one to five Workfront lions.

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  • 5 Tips for Hacking Time Tracking: How to Improve On-Time Delivery & Forecasting

    5 Tips for Hacking Time Tracking: How to Improve On-Time Delivery & Forecasting

    To help your team get off the perpetual spiral of overpromised deliverables and missed deadlines, here are five time-tracking hacks to use.

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