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Five steps of Success
I am passionate about helping individuals, teams, and enterprises work efficiently together to turn good ideas into great outcomes. In support of this, I came up with a simple model that I share with each new Smartsheet team member during their onboarding process. Over the past 18 months, I have found that those who run this playbook find themselves in a better spot at the company. Their ideas and recommendations are heard. They are often asked to lead or assist in the implementation of their recommendation — something in which they can take pride. These ambitious team members are usually rated highly among their peers, receive recognition from customers, and get promoted quickly. They are impact
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Using mobile apps for project management
What does mobile project management look like at its best? PMs often wish they could bring their skills away from the desk and use them in the field — all while continuing to collaborate with their teams. Learn what features your project management mobile app needs to get your whole team hitting deadlines and staying on budget no matter where they are. One of the best ways to learn what to look for in a mobile SaaS app is to get a clear picture of what goes into building one. We’ll cover a few basic best practices that result in mobile apps that are clear, fast, integrated, and more. When it comes to mobile project management software, here are the top factors project managers need to consider:
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Construction project management tips and strategies
Are you a project manager looking to try your hand at a role in the construction industry? At first glance, you may think construction project management takes the same skillset as any other PM career. Sure, it follows the traditional five phases of project management: initiation, planning, execution, performance and monitoring, and closure. But that’s where the similarities end. Construction project management diverges from a typical PM role by demanding and incorporating extensive knowledge of the construction industry, a unique and complicated field. Construction PMs average around 120 responsibilities, according to The Construction Management Association of America, which means they have to be more
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Smartsheet and Office 365
If you’ve ever managed a project across multiple teams, you know that most status updates, resources, and details are sent via email. Emailed attachments and data from many sources can get difficult to track and organize. Transferring updates from email to project plan requires too many clicks, and organizing vast amounts of information on your hard drive makes collaboration a challenge. The legacy software you’re likely using now to execute these many steps comes with an increased risk of diminished accountability and transparency. Missing even the smallest tasks could have a large impact on your end date. How do you organize it in such a way that tracks progress and is accessible to everyone in
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Helpful Enterprise Applications
There is no shortage of mobile productivity apps in the world. In fact, top-rated apps are a dime a dozen in the Droid or Apple marketplace. You can’t try them all. Most of you are looking for suggestions on what has worked for others. Perhaps you even stumbled on this because you were searching for “the best productivity apps,” which yielded more articles than you care to read. So, what makes Smartsheet an expert on the topic of work productivity? Well, we like to think of ourselves as a hub for productivity masters — from individuals all the way to global enterprise leaders. That means we have to practice what we preach at home, work, and everywhere in between. These five mobile apps
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