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How to create master gantt charts with reporting.
Gantt charts are your key to keeping projects on time by visualizing all of their moving parts. Way back in 2013, we published a Smartsheet Tips tutorial on creating Master Gantt charts with cell linking. Three years later, we’ve made the process easier, which means it’s time for an update! Now that we have the ability to view Master Gantt charts in reports, we can create a report that serves a similar purpose, without all of the cell linking. This tutorial will help team supervisors and project managers visualize all of their projects at once, so they never miss a beat. A report with a Master Gantt chart is ideal for providing a big picture overview of a large-scale project, or to track multiple
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Content planning for the Marketing professional.
“ Content is king.” It’s been two decades since Bill Gates said that in reference to the future of online media. He predicted the rise of online communities, the entertainment services like Netflix and YouTube that vie for our attention, and the struggle to monetize content. And while he wasn’t explicitly talking about marketing solutions, he very subtly was. Any marketing department or agency hoping to utilize online content in driving brand awareness, positioning itself as a thought leader, and engaging its products should heed Gates’ words. Content may be king, but content without an effective, cogent plan behind it will have a very short reign. Here are the four steps to
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Mark Mader's keynote from GeekWire Startup Day.
Hi. My name is Chris, and I’m the new guy on the marketing team here at Smartsheet. You’ll be hearing from me from time to time about corporate marketing and communication issues like building a brand, creating new levels of awareness, and delighting customers. I hope this is the start of a long and mutually productive conversation! Over the years I’ve worked for a number of startup companies, so I have a special place in my heart for the brave souls who strike out on their own to bring new products and services to market. Entrepreneurs are a very special breed, and the companies they create are oftentimes key engines of technical innovation and regional job growth. I owe a lot to the
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Smartsheet and Jira integration.
JIRA is the tool of choice for development teams, from IT to engineers, for managing product backlogs. Smartsheet is the project management solution of choice for businesses of any industry. There are multiple ways enterprises can benefit from the integration between Smartsheet and JIRA. Smartsheet users managing customer requests, internal projects, or partner commitments need a seamless data flow from Smartsheet to JIRA and back again as part of the business-critical process for escalation management. Managing requests, statuses, and resource allocation across multiple applications can be difficult to say the least. These processes often require that data be manually entered into your different platforms,
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How retail companies use big data.
We’re proud to say that Smartsheet is a powerful tool for a retailer looking to monitor and improve employee productivity or solve process hangups without relying on consultants. In the modern retail space, problem-solving is becoming increasingly reliant on the proper use of big data. Let’s explore some of the best practices for retailers looking to boost business with big data, the challenges they are likely to face, and how to put this powerful resource to work. What is big data? Back in 2001, Gartner’s Doug Laney coined the concept of the “Three V’s” — volume, velocity, and variety. Big data consists of tremendous amounts of information gathered quickly from a
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