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Easy Projects Update: Quick-add for Portfolios, Customers, and Categories

Posted by on 11:34 am in Easy Projects, New Releases, News

Easy Projects Update: Quick-add for Portfolios, Customers, and Categories

In our latest update, we’ve drastically simplified the process for creating new portfolios, customers, and activity categories! You can now create them straight from the Activity Center or the Project/Activity details page. Creating from the Activity Center To create a new portfolio in the Activity Center, simply click on the “Portfolio” field to bring up the drop-down menu. Type the name of your new portfolio in the search field. If it does not exist yet, you’ll see a “+Add” option. Simply click on this option to create a new portfolio and...

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5 ways managers can use stress to their advantage

Posted by on 11:22 am in Business

5 ways managers can use stress to their advantage

  What does swearing, kissing, chewing gum and eating garlic all have in common? Well, apparently they are just some of the more unusual ways you can quickly reduce your stress levels. In the workplace, chronic stress impacts around one in five people and is thought to cause 105 million sick days each year, at a cost of some £1.24bn to UK business. The full scale of the issue is not really known however, as according to one poll in 2010, many people who take sick days due to stress admit lying to their employer. For managers, workplace...

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Project Management Methodology: Kanban

Posted by on 10:22 am in PM 101, Project Management, Sliders

Project Management Methodology: Kanban

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most adaptable to change.” ― Leon C. Megginson.   The name ‘Kanban’ originates from Japanese [看板] (pronounced as “kamban”; totally mispronounced by the Western world), and translates roughly as “signboard” or “billboard” (as I provide the examples of Kanban boards, you’ll see why). Kanban first appeared as a system of labeling parts used on assembly lines in production at a Toyota factory, and goes...

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How to Maximize your Effectiveness as a Project Manager

Posted by on 9:39 am in Project Management

How to Maximize your Effectiveness as a Project Manager

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating the talents of those who work for us and pointing them towards a certain goal.” – Walt Disney Project management is a huge responsibility in any context, and it has to be conducted effectively so that projects are completed both on time and on budget (or as near to the deadline and budget limit as possible). While the failure of some projects to meet these criteria can often be put down to external factors, they can often be put down to mismanagement of the project, or at least...

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Easy Projects Update: Time Logging from Activity Center

Posted by on 3:49 pm in Easy Projects

Easy Projects Update: Time Logging from Activity Center

You can now enter time straight from the Activity Center!   Click on the new “Add time entry” button to open a weekly calendar view, where you can input your hours and any relevant notes. The “Add time entry” button can be added to your Activity Center View by clicking on the “Customize fields” icon: Please note that the Time Entry button only appears in tasks to which you’ve been assigned.  ...

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Key Financial Metrics for Projects – VIDEO

Posted by on 10:33 am in PM 101, Project Management, Video Course

Key Financial Metrics for Projects – VIDEO

Staying on budget is one of the core objectives for every project. Learn how to track project health by mastering the financial metrics! Video Transcript: Key Financial Metrics in Project Management So, Why do financial metrics matter? If you think that this stuff isn’t important for you because you only have internal clients (aka people who work inside your organization), think again. It’s still important that you track your costs and your budget – our two main metrics. If your team or department is over budget consistently, you may...

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Easy Projects Update: New Report Generator

Posted by on 1:55 pm in Easy Projects, New Releases

Easy Projects Update: New Report Generator

We are very excited to present our latest update to Easy Projects: totally redesigned and improved Report Generator. Here are the major highlights of the new version… New report types: Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Metric In addition to a regular table report, it’s now possible to create bar charts, pie charts or metrics as your reports. For both chart types you can specify a category and a value. The Metric report will display a single numeric value. Other fields can be used as filters and hidden from a chart or metric. Group, hide and aggregate...

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Easy Projects Update: Health Indicator

Posted by on 3:29 pm in Easy Projects, New Releases

Easy Projects Update: Health Indicator

  We’ve recently added some options to how Easy Projects calculates project health. In the Activity Center, the Health Indicator is a great way to tell whether or not your project or activity is in trouble. By default, health is calculated using two formulas, Schedule Performance Index (SPI) and Cost Performance Index (CPI). The formulas are as follows: and In the past, you needed both CPI and SPI to calculate project or activity health. But not all companies log time or use estimated hours. To solve their needs, we’ve recently included...

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Expert Interview: Can Large Businesses Stay Agile?

Posted by on 2:00 pm in Easy Projects, News

Expert Interview: Can Large Businesses Stay Agile?

      Ash Aujla, the Director of Marketing at EasyProjects, was a recent guest on the TechnologyAdvice Expert Interview Series to share her insight on the project management industry. The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Clark Buckner, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders. Aujla joined Buckner to discuss how to invigorate enterprise level companies with agile project management strategies, remote working trends, and the use of agile project management...

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Video: How to Assign Tasks

Posted by on 10:28 am in PM 101, Video Gallery

“There is nothing so fatal to character than half finished tasks.” – David Lloyd George   What is a task? A task is something that must be completed to achieve a greater goal. A lack of tasks, or incremental steps to achieve something greater is often why people never accomplish the things they want to in life. Goal setting in life has been historically linked to being more successful. The task list has a history, believe it or not. A man named Charles Schwab, a steel tycoon, and a guy who was obsessed with increasing...

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