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  • Welcome to the Party: Changing How Enterprises Work to Speed Digital Transformation

    Welcome to the Party: Changing How Enterprises Work to Speed Digital Transformation

    Markets are like parties.

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  • 6 Ways to Maximize Engagement With Your Operational System of Record

    6 Ways to Maximize Engagement With Your Operational System of Record

    by Heather Hurst - It takes a strategic, coordinated effort to demonstrate the benefits, foster engagement, and get employees to fully embrace an OSR.

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  • 5 Ways to Make a Giant Leap Forward in Your Career

    5 Ways to Make a Giant Leap Forward in Your Career

    by Whitney Vincent - From April 29 - May 3, 2018, Workfront will be hosting LEAP 2018—our largest gathering of customers ever.

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  • Level Up: How to Succeed in The Workplace of The Future

    Level Up: How to Succeed in The Workplace of The Future

    by Alex Shootman - The standard rules of today’s video games could give us a glimpse of how successful careers will play out in tomorrow’s workplace, as this age of digital transformation marches on.

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  • 3 Ways to Create a Project Cost Estimate

    3 Ways to Create a Project Cost Estimate

    by Shelbi Gomez - Most project managers use one of three methods to estimate project cost, depending on the situation and type of project.

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  • Jack of All Trades: 5 Essential Skills for the New World of Project Management

    Jack of All Trades: 5 Essential Skills for the New World of Project Management

    by Heather Hurst - The reality is that the project manager’s role has expanded greatly, from just managing projects to also managing a host of other processes, nuances, and situations.

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  • How to Calculate and Use Schedule Performance Index

    How to Calculate and Use Schedule Performance Index

    by Scott Duehlmeier - Using schedule performance index is a good way to assign a value to project progress that you can then show your team or stakeholders.

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  • How to Calculate and Use Slack Time

    How to Calculate and Use Slack Time

    by Heather Hurst - Here’s how to calculate slack time in your projects and use it to keep your tasks and due dates running smoothly without threatening your overall timeline.

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  • 5 Secrets the Best Project Managers Know

    5 Secrets the Best Project Managers Know

    by Shelbi Gomez - Good project managers do more than complete projects on time and under budget. No matter the size or scope of your team, here’s how to stand out and lead.

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  • How to Improve Team Collaboration: Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls

    How to Improve Team Collaboration: Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls

    by Heather Hurst - Effective collaboration helps your team move seamlessly through projects, shortens work cycles, keeps everyone informed, and gives everyone more time to produce great work.

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  • Keep Your Project on Budget with EAC (Estimate at Completion)

    Keep Your Project on Budget with EAC (Estimate at Completion)

    by Scott Duehlmeier - Instead of getting to the end of your project and finding out that you’ve gone way over budget, with EAC, you can spot overspending earlier and find ways to correct it.

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  • Boosting Team Productivity: Three Real-Life Case Studies

    Boosting Team Productivity: Three Real-Life Case Studies

    by Heather Hurst - Here are three real-life case studies that illustrate what a robust operational system of record can do for you.

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  • 4 Ways to Be a Visionary Leader in the Digital Age

    4 Ways to Be a Visionary Leader in the Digital Age

    by Scott Duehlmeier - With the coming age of automation, it’s going to be even more important that leaders win both their team members’ heads and hearts.

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  • Good Leaders Use Great Questions to Set Extraordinary Goals

    Good Leaders Use Great Questions to Set Extraordinary Goals

    by Alex Shootman - A mentor once shared with me the art of good goal setting. It is about the mastery of four goal types.

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  • Work Smarter, Together: The Right Tools Make Digital Transformation Possible

    Work Smarter, Together: The Right Tools Make Digital Transformation Possible

    by Steve ZoBell - Smarter and more collaborative work is now possible thanks to Workfront’s latest capabilities.

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  • Keeping Connected: 6 Workflow Tips for Remote Teams

    Keeping Connected: 6 Workflow Tips for Remote Teams

    by Heather Hurst - There are several strategies that can help keep work flowing, even among teams who may never lay eyes on one another.

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  • Embrace the Suck: How to Make Mundane Tasks More Meaningful

    Embrace the Suck: How to Make Mundane Tasks More Meaningful

    by Alex Shootman - To make unglamorous work matter, the challenge is to be transparent about what’s being done, by whom, and why. This needs to happen in five key areas of the business.

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  • How to Create a Workflow

    How to Create a Workflow

    by Shelbi Gomez - These steps will guide you through building a workflow that will help your team with any of the processes you use regularly.

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  • How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

    How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

    by Heather Hurst - You’ll find that both the final WBS document and the creation process itself are invaluable to your team and you’ll be able to kick off your project with confidence.

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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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