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How to deal with difficult team members

Posted by Pavel Aramyan on December 29, 2016 at 8:36 AM in PM Hacks - Tips and Tricks

Everyone has worked with a jerk colleague before. Everyone. If you say you never have, then lucky for you, but take our word for it that it frigging sucks. There’s little worse than working with a teammate who is, well, a jerk to everyone. 

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4 ways Easy Projects can help IT departments manage change

Posted by Pavel Aramyan on December 20, 2016 at 4:52 AM in Best Practices/Recommendations

Change. We do not not take well to change (not us, but people in general). Leaving one’s comfort zone is disruptive, challenging and draining. It is hard enough for people to adjust to daylight savings time, let alone being told that a client hates a landing page design you made, and that you need to come up with an entirely new motif for their website. 

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New Feature: Firefox and Google Chrome Push-Notifications

Posted by Patrick Icasas on December 13, 2016 at 12:17 PM in New releases/features

If there’s one thing our users have been clamoring for, it’s more notification options. 

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Leaving behind Microsoft Project: Why a cloud-based PM software like Easy Projects is the future of Project Management

Posted by Pavel Aramyan on November 23, 2016 at 8:37 AM in PM Hacks - Tips and Tricks

As far back as in 1984, Microsoft revolutionized the project management (PM) field by introducing their Microsoft Project application. Indeed, Project’s innovative approach to developing a plan and tracking progress was God-given for managers of the time. 

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New Feature: Baselining

Posted by Patrick Icasas on November 21, 2016 at 2:18 PM in New releases/features

Most (if not all) project managers have created optimistic project plans that end up way off the mark. But how did we get to that point? When did we start going astray? 

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Stop the battle: How forward-thinking organizations benefit from Agile-Waterfall hybrid

Posted by Pavel Aramyan on November 21, 2016 at 8:48 AM in PM Methodologies

There has never yet been a more principled battle among project management mavens than that of agile vs. waterfall methodologies. The proponents of both movements claim to have quite weighty pros for ditching the opposite model as ineffective and/or outdated. 

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Project Portfolio Management as a Game Changer: Why Businesses Need PPM in 2017 to Drive Value

Posted by Pavel Aramyan on November 4, 2016 at 10:09 AM in Best Practices/Recommendations

In this digital age of globalization, it is difficult to come up with a unique business idea without finding out that the “wheel” has already been invented, or that somebody else on the globe had the “Eureka!” moment just about the same time you did.

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Why a top-notch Project Manager should first and foremost be an effective Change Manager

Posted by Pavel Aramyan on November 1, 2016 at 10:10 AM in PM Hacks - Tips and Tricks

Over the past several decades, project management as a discipline has gained a lot of attention. While first developed specifically for use in the construction industry, project management as a methodology has become valued within any and every industry where a task is involved, from graphic design to finance and healthcare.

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4 Ways to Track Time with Easy Projects

Posted by Patrick Icasas on October 31, 2016 at 10:18 AM in Best Practices/Recommendations

    Team members need to log time so that project managers can effectively track progress and plan resources. But if the process for tracking time is too inconvenient or cumbersome, then it’s not going to happen--no matter how necessary it is.

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4 steps to super successful budgeting for project managers

Posted by Pavel Aramyan on September 23, 2016 at 10:04 AM in PM Hacks - Tips and Tricks

What defines a successful project? Is it timely delivery? Client satisfaction? High quality work? Meeting the original goal and scope? Maybe a combination of all of those? In the business world of today, every detail matters. As the manager, it’s your job to ensure on time delivery of the project, make sure that the client is satisfied, keep the quality of the work high and meet the goals of the ...

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