Project Management

How to Use Smartsheet and PPM Express for Better Project Management

4 min read How to Get Started with Smartsheet If you are trying to figure out how to get started with Smartsheet, you are at the right place for guidance. Here, we take you through how to use Smartsheet for project management. We will guide you on the relevant Smartsheet integration that simplifies your project management efforts. Before […]

Best Smartsheet Alternatives for Project Management in 2022

4 min read About Smartsheet as a Project Management Tool At some point, you must have worked on a project and will continue overseeing many others. The projects can range from complex organizational projects funded by a board of management to simple things that you would like to complete at a personal level. As you do so, the […]

Tips for Estimating Resources for Projects

3 min read Project management teams must be able to create resource plans for projects effectively. This requires understanding the project scope and requirements and having a detailed knowledge of each team member, their performance, and the historical data and feedback. It can be challenging to predict accurately, but it is essential to bid on new work accurately and plan […]

How to Maximize Productivity And Team Utilization With Resource Planning For Jira

6 min read Organizations strive to find better ways to be more efficient, innovative, and collaborative with ever-changing workplace dynamics. This article elaborates on how project managers can maximize productivity and team utilization alongside resource planning for Atlassian Jira. Meticulous planning is everything. Project managers are well aware that projects can not be done overnight when more employees […]

PPM Express – Guide to Objectives & Key Results. Introduction to OKR

3 min read “By clearing the line of sight to everyone’s objectives, OKRs expose redundant efforts and save time and money.” John Doerr Setting goals and achieving them at different levels by and within an organization is critical to increasing and driving performance and achieving the defined vision. Organizations prefer to set the goals at organizational, departmental, or individual […]

Portfolio Governance, Ensuring Alignment to Strategy, in a PMI way

5 min read What is Portfolio Governance? As per Project Management Institute (PMI), Portfolio Governance is termed as the framework, functions, and processes that guide portfolio management activities to optimize investments and meet organizational strategic and operational goals. These activities determine the actual versus planned aggregate portfolio value ensure that portfolio components (sub-portfolios, programs, projects, and operations) deliver maximum return on […]

OKR Explained – Guide to Objectives & Key Results: Strategic OKR vs. KPI

4 min read OKR (Objectives and Key Results) is a framework for setting up stretch goals and objectives. Based on defined objectives and goals, progress and results can be monitored. OKR is getting utilized by many of the big companies, including Google, Airbnb (etc.).  John Doerr joined Kleiner Perkins in 1980 and brought with him a radical new […]

Traits of an Effective Program Manager

6 min read What makes a good program manager? This job is not just about managing several projects simultaneously. The program manager is a strategic position that requires leadership skills and a long-term vision that drives the program/initiative/department forward. An effective program manager must be able to cope with the contradictory nature of his work. Such contradictions include:  […]

Top 10 Factors of Successful Software Projects Delivery

6 min read Managing a project is not a walk for you in the park. You become responsible for its planning, execution, and completion, as well as for ensuring that the tasks performed by different team members contribute to the overall result of the project. The ability to gracefully cope with pressure and “resolve” conflict situations is also […]

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