A project, any project, when new, is full of life and hope. Starting a project from the beginning - as opposed to getting one handed to you to take over, which happens far too often – is much more interesting and challenging…in my opinion. As a developer, I hated taking over or revising someone else’s code. And as a project manager, I’d much prefer to start from the beginning than midstream. My project…I own it from beginning to end.
The Smartsheet team is back from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Orlando, thankful to be in slightly cooler temperatures, and energized at the amazing opportunity that Microsoft is creating for its partner ecosystem. We were there to demo our Outlook integration feature, that allows users to manage their work in Smartsheet without ever having to leave their Outlook inbox.
Gantt charts, PERT charts, critical path, agile, lean, waterfall -- with so many techniques, methods, and tools in project management, how do you know which ones are the most important? And, which ones will actually help make your project a success? To stay on track and on budget, critical path is a must-have for any project. While it was originally a time-consuming, hand-drawn set of diagrams, today it does all the work for you. With just a click of a button, you can instantly identify the most important tasks that, if missed, will delay your entire project.
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