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VIDEO: Lesson Four – Dependencies

Posted by on 10:12 am in Video Course

VIDEO: Lesson Four – Dependencies

We’re back for our fourth video lesson. This week is all about those tricky little dependencies and to use them properly when planning a project. Video Transcript: In the real world, a dependent is someone who depends on you to support them financially or emotionally. In the project management world, it’s not so different. A dependency is commonly understood as a task that is dependent on other tasks being completed before it can move forward. However, there are several kinds of dependencies which we will cover in this video. The truth...

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VIDEO: Lesson Three – Postmortem Reports in Project Management

Posted by on 10:02 am in Video Course

VIDEO: Lesson Three – Postmortem Reports in Project Management

Hi everyone! Here’s the third lesson from our Project Management Made Easy video series. Let us know what you think! Video Transcript: Hi, welcome back for another episode of Project Management Made Easy. If you haven’t checked out our previous video on Time Estimation make sure to do so after this video! Today’s topic is all about Postmortems or what some PM’s call the project retrospective . So you just finished a project and you think you can be done with it forever? Think again. The Postmortem is one of the most important...

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New! Payroll Reports

Posted by on 1:49 pm in Easy Projects, New Releases

New! Payroll Reports

The Easy Projects development teams is proud to present a brand new feature called payroll reports. Your accounting team will now be able to accurately track and monitor employee hours to make sure everyone is  paid correctly. With payroll reports, you’ll be able to calculate:   Overtime Hours Absence Hours Holiday Hours What the final breakdown might look like: This will help with accuracy in understanding where company resources are going and where improvements can be made. More so, payroll reports will help you figure out how much you...

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Automating Incoming Requests: Best Practices

Posted by on 2:24 pm in Easy Projects, Project Management

Automating Incoming Requests: Best Practices

“This is driving me nuts! I mean, every day I would get about a dozen new requests by email. Plain or as Word attachments. Sometimes PDF or even PowerPoint. Then there are phone calls. Add another five or eight request. On top of that – people are dropping by my office. “Can I ask you a favor”, they start… and I’m supposed to keep track of all these requests, prioritize the, assign them, track them and report on them.” – Linda (not her actual name) sounded really stressed and frustrated. Linda was a Traffic Manager of a marketing...

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Who are Guest Users and what can they do?

Posted by on 6:09 pm in Easy Projects

Who are Guest Users and what can they do?

Sometimes, in addition to your direct team, you also have customers, vendors or other stakeholders who need to collaborate on your project. Guest Users is the best option for this. Here is why: They’re free! They work through Guest Portal, which has next to no learning curve. Your sensitive data is protect, since they only have access to the projects and tasks they’ve been assigned to. Once you assign a Guest User to an activity (task) in a project, here is what he or she can do: View overall Project Progress; Submit new Requests...

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Now Supported: Half Day Vacations

Posted by on 10:52 am in Easy Projects, New Releases

Now Supported: Half Day Vacations

Hi everyone, we’ve got a convenient little product update for you regarding vacations days. It’s true that in reality, you sometimes need to use half a vacation day. It happens. If you’ve been using our resource reports, you may have come across some trouble when trying to assign half-day vacations. It has not been possible – until now. The cure to all your troubles is finally here – half-day vacations are now supported by Easy Projects. You’ll now be able to enter half-days for all team members which will help increase...

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Easy Projects Update: Exporting the Activity Center

Posted by on 2:25 pm in Easy Projects

Easy Projects Update: Exporting the Activity Center

The Activity Center has been Easy Projects’ go-to feature ever since we introduced it a couple of years ago. And why wouldn’t it be? It’s flexible, intuitive and customizable. It’s great at providing users with the right information in the right format—so great, in fact, that people wanted to use it to create reports. And we heard you! Exporting the Activity Center to CSV You can now export the Activity Center straight into CSV. To do that, look for this button on your gray Filter Bar: Click on that, and you’ll be able to pick from the...

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Video: What is Scope Creep?

Posted by on 3:27 pm in PM 101, Video Course

Video: What is Scope Creep?

Hello Friends! We’re very happy to present to you a brand new video series called Project Management Made Easy. In this series we’ll be teaching something new about project management every week for all you newbies out there. Our goal is to help you understand the basics and then move into more complicated topics to turn you into an expert. We hope you find the information useful. We’d also love to hear about your experience with the concepts we discuss. Don’t be shy!   Video Transcript: Ash: Hi, Welcome to [name...

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Resource Loading Simulation – Phase Two

Posted by on 11:47 am in Easy Projects, New Releases, Sliders

Resource Loading Simulation – Phase Two

  It’s been a couple of months since we launched our Resource Loading Simulation module here at Easy Projects. It’s caused quite a stir amongst our users and we received a lot of feedback on how to make it even better.  We’ve recently launched version two, and we’re excited to show you what this baby can do. For those of you who are just tuning in, the RLS was originally created with the following functionality: Add skills to users Choose the start and end dates Choose the best people for the job Automatically...

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Project Managers

Posted by on 11:52 am in Project Management, Sliders

7 Habits of Highly Successful Project Managers

      There are a lot of project managers in the world. There are also a lot of accidental project managers out there. The truth of the matter is that most projects fail. According to the Gallup business review, The United States alone loses up to 150 billion dollars a year in failed IT projects. So what differentiates the winners from the losers? We decided to take a deeper psychological look into the minds of those who can be categorized as successful project managers to find out what they do differently from others and if...

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