Harvard Business Review is wrong on workplace collaboration

Harvard Business ReviewHow a prestigious publication reinterprets the meaning of “collaboration” to fit research findings

In the latest edition of Harvard Business Review in an article titled Collaborative Overload, academics Rob Cross, Reb Rebele and Adam Grant dedicate over 2,000 words to the dangers posed by collaboration.   As a practitioner of Collaborative Project Management before the term even existed, it is clear that the considerable research into the topic w… Read More

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Project Management Review 11-16-2015

Every week we will publish a post dedicated to the latest news on management and Project management discipline in particular. We will cover any new development and new trend in project management that can help project managers and project teams enhance their understanding of project management and be more productive.

1- Organizational Agility

Capturing the value of project management through organizational agility

When organizations try to create an agile culture  enabling projects and programs to be completed ever-faster and more efficiently, they are better positioned to thrive in uncertain … Read More

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Latest project management software release

We just released the latest version of Binfire’s project management software used by  more teams than any other project management software today. In this version we have made it easier than ever to collaborate on files with your team and colleagues. Any PDF or image file could be used for real-time collaboration using Binfire’s Markup tool. Both the original and modified (marked up) files are always available for download by the user and all versions of the file are automatically archived by the system. The markup application has great tools for annotating, drawing or changing the image or the PDF file in real time and collaboratively. Files attached to tasks, comments and messages could be opened online and used for collaboration.

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Structured Agile

Agile methodology for project management is all the rage these days, a Methodology used by software teams in the past 20 years has gained traction among other disciplines. Large number of project teams have switched to this project management methodology to reduce time to market and cost. Simple graphical board programs or to do lists are touted as Agile project management applications by their vendors. These vendors claim that their software can magically make teams more productive using their boards. The only problem with this picture is that most people who claim to practice agile don’t have a deep understanding of Agile methodology and don’t realize that to do Agile correctly you need an agile team and mindset. Just calling a team Agile and using an application claiming to be agile, Scrum or Kanban doesn’t make you… Read More

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Our latest & best project management software

I am happy to announce that we have just released the latest version of our project management software. We are proud to  bring to the market the only project management and collaboration software proven to improve productivity and communication in teams small and large, traditional or virtual. This version includes several advanced features we have have been working for the past few months. We believe project management professionals looking for great project management software can’t find a more complete, easy to use and visually appealing PM application in the market other than Binfire. In the following paragraphs, I have listed major new features found in this release.

Task Dashboard

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Update- Binfire offers discounts for nonprofits & student groups

A while back we announced that Binfire offers substantial discounts for student groups and nonprofit organizations who use Binfire’s project management software. That post was not clear enough. Here we have clarified what these organizations need to do to qualify for discounts.
Student Groups
We offer free subscriptions for student groups. All members in the same workspace need to have the same college email address and show they are working on educational projects or class work as part of their college studies.
Nonprofit organizations
We offer substantial discounts for nonprofit organizations. To qualify, the nonprofit needs to be registered as such in the country they are active. A copy of organization’s nonprofit status is required.
Educational Institutions
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The best way to estimate tasks

task_estimationEstimating task duration in a project is hard and haunting endeavor, it is even harder when the project is big and complex and consist of a large team. How do you create a project plan and the schedule which is realistic and not based on wishful thinking? How do you avoid project delays and cost overruns which are common in more than 80% of all projects active today? There is nothing more demoralizing than a project which is running late and over budget when you sincerely believe you have done everything humanly possible to make the project finish on time & bu… Read More

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Gantt Chart

GanttChart2Gantt Charts are amazing tools for tacking & monitoring a projects’ progress. If in real life a picture is wroth a 1000 words, in project management life cycle a Gantt is worth many times more than just a task list or Excel sheet! Few project management software packages on the market today provide real useful Gantt charts and even fewer provide interactive & useful Gantt charts. If you are not familiar with Gantt charts  and how they are used, two good resources are wikipedia’s Gantt page and Binf… Read More

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How to reduce stress in your team

stress-2You are working on a very important but difficult project for your company, deadlines are approaching fast, everybody in your team works long hours plus spending time on weekends. Your management is restless and wants an update every few minute like a spoiled child wanting candy. Everybody in your team is giving more than 100% of themselves and are totally exhausted! When nerves are under stress, the tension rises and people behave irrationally. As the project manager what do you need to do to reduce the tension and anxiety in your team and calm the nerves? Failing to do so, will jeop… Read More

Burndown chart

Burndown chart are not only for Scrum & Agile Project Management

PM2One of the best tools for accurately reporting the current status of a project is burndown chart! Using burndown chart you can track the progress of your project against a given baseline! The chart shows instantly if your project is ahead of schedule or behind the schedule and by how much! Although burndown charts are most commonly used by Agile and Scrum project management teams, they are useful and highly recommended for any other project management technique you may choose for your projects.

 
Why Burndown Chart?
To understand what burn down chart does, lets go … Read More