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3 Must-Have Project Management Tools for Startups

Starting a new company, or working for a startup, is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. In a startup environment, budgets are often tight and the typical processes that keep companies running are often missing....

What Is a Virtual Team? Definition & Examples

“Virtual team” is an odd phrase. It sounds like something that only exists in a digital alternate reality. But virtual teams are very much a reality, and they’re becoming more prevalent with each passing...

A Quick Guide to Kanban Cards

Kanban, or billboard in Japanese, is a visual tool for scheduling. It was first introduced on the floor of the Toyota factory as a just-in-time manufacturing method that delivered just the materials needed at...

7 Tips for a Smooth Virtual Meeting

Virtual meetings are commonplace in our digitally connected world. Whether they are used to connect teams from different countries, or to bring employees who work from home together for a conference call, virtual meetings...

4 Must-Have Features for a Kanban Tool

There are many kanban tools on the market today, and they all have different feature sets. There are simple drag-and-drop tools for organizing to-do lists, planning systems for agile teams and hybrid tools for...

A Quick Guide to Scrum Artifacts

Scrum is a flexible framework that’s designed to help self-organized teams execute projects quickly in an agile environment. Clients or customers often change ideas mid-stream. The dynamic nature of these projects makes evident the...

How to Make a Process Improvement Plan

Project management is made up of processes. Project managers and their teams depend on those processes to ensure that a project runs smoothly. But what about those processes? Are they chiseled in stone or...

How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

Managing a team is a balancing act. They need direction, but if you’re too hands on then you can often stifle their process. What can a team leader do that doesn’t micromanage their team...

Project Time Tracking: Management Tips & Tools

Time is right there in the holy trinity of project management—the triple constraint. The triple constraint consists of the scope, cost and time needed for a project. Every project must manage the triple constraint,...

Best Task Management Software of 2020

Task management is essential to project management, team work and simply getting work done. Productivity is lost if a team loses control of their tasks and deadlines. Teams use task management software to execute...