The Benefits of Online Task Management Software

Improving Performance Metrics and the Benefits of Online Task Management A growing number of businesses are now using online task management software to transform how they operate. Organizations can grow as a whole if they become better at project management and increase key performance metrics. Online task management software solutions make this possible. Here are a few benefits – Time is Money The age old adage holds true for business success. The faster corporations process tasks the faster they grow and the more successful they are. One of the most obvious benefits of project management software solutions is that they... Read More »

JobTraQ’s Top Tips for Quality Testing

A major criticism leveled at project teams is lack of testing, and this is a fair criticism in my view. Too many times I have seen the test phase glossed over, or some sort of half-hearted effort is made as an afterthought. The main culprit for poor testing is a failure to adequately plan properly, and the responsibility lies firmly with the PM for not being disciplined in their approach. Poor testing means poor product. Poor product means a poor reputation – yours! 1. Plan for Testing! After the above this sounds obvious, but it is so fundamental and such... Read More »

Simplifying the Complex in Project Management

A good PM will seek to reduce complexity within their project portfolio, and not only within individual projects themselves, but also simplifying how team members work with each other too. It will help to bear in mind Keep It Simple Stupid – KISS – as you read through this piece. We’ve all been in the same room as “That Guy!” – the one who believes that only by his (or her) presence, the team will not fall apart and the project will fail, because they, and they alone have the power of deep thought and understanding of the nuances of... Read More »

A Project Is a Project Is a Project

This is one I’ve long debated, thought about, commented on, and asked for comments on.  Are all projects created equal?  Of course I truly don’t mean equal….some are $10 million projects and some are $2,000 projects.  Certainly they aren’t actually equal.  But in general, are the business processes the same to get from point A to a successful point B?  And what about from industry to industry?  Do you run a construction project that much differently than a data migration project in IT?  Yes and no is what I’m guessing most are answering.  But really, are they that much different? ... Read More »

Those Defining Moments For Project Managers

Our goal as project managers is to be successful in every aspect of our field and on every task of our projects.  We never want to miss a milestone, let a deadline pass without delivery, or hand off a less than stellar project deliverable to the customer.  We even want our user acceptance testing to always go off without a hitch, right?  That’s a little pie in the sky, but you get the idea. I don’t think there has ever been a project in the history of JobTraQ’s project manager software that has glided through from inception to deployment without... Read More »

Helping Project Clients Understand the Real Need

Project customers come into engagements with a project concept, people to manage and a million other things to do.  Sometimes they know a lot about what they need accomplished on the project and are correct in their understandings and knowledge.  And other times they have just enough information to get the project initiated but it may not be the whole picture of the issue or issues at hand.  Those are the times when they may sound as if they are certain they know what they need, what technology is needed, and what problems will be solved when they haven’t been... Read More »