How to win at remote project management

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 19-Jun-2017 08:00:00

If you didn’t know already, the days of having all of your project team in the same office are long gone. With the rise of the digital workplace, this isn’t too much of a surprise.

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Topics: business file sharing, improving productivity, project management, agile working,, online collaboration, digital workplace, remote working

3 innovative employee engagement ideas – featuring Facebook and Google

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 20-Mar-2017 08:00:00

Working with unengaged people in an organisation isn’t fun. When you’ve got tight deadlines to meet and difficult stakeholders to manage the last thing you need is for team members to not be actively
participating.

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Topics: workplace innovation, improving productivity, project extranets, remote working

3 essential project manager skills that you need to have

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 06-Mar-2017 08:00:00

Peacemaker. Innovator. Motivator. Does this sound like you?

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Topics: improving productivity, stakeholder engagement, project management, project extranets

Conquer your project tasks list with help from Kahootz

Posted by Niall Sullivan on 20-Feb-2017 08:00:00

When starting a new project, you will no doubt have a long list of tasks to complete.

If you're managing the project, you will also need to assign tasks to your team members and monitor how they're progressing. If you're managing multiple projects, this can become even trickier!

In this blog, we will explain how you can manage your project tasks list more effectively in Kahootz.

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Topics: improving productivity, project management, hints and tips

How to make sure your project extranet is cost effective

Posted by John Glover on 12-Feb-2015 18:55:28

In the early days of the cloud, nearly every service provider could claim to offer customers a straightforward, on-demand pricing structure. The idea was that the cloud would make buying IT services as simple as paying for a utility like electricity or water - you only pay for what you use.

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Topics: improving productivity, project management

Gradual roll-out or big bang approach to cloud collaboration?

Posted by John Glover on 24-Oct-2014 10:27:00

When IT departments need to implement new software, there’s one question they need to answer before they start . Should we introduce it gradually, in parallel with older systems or move everyone over to the new system in a single ‘big bang’?

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Topics: collaboration tools, improving productivity, stakeholder engagement

Will using a collaboration tool save your department money?

Posted by John Glover on 10-Oct-2014 10:21:00

These days, holding the purse strings for even the smallest public sector budget means you’re performing a delicate balancing act. With senior managers or politicians breathing down your neck to demand major cost savings, you’re also under pressure to deliver more for less.

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Topics: workplace innovation, improving productivity, do more with less

Too busy to improve? Securing user adoption for online collaboration

Posted by John Glover on 22-Sep-2014 09:59:00

Let's start with the good news: user adoption of online collaboration tools is increasing. Last year, research published by IT services provider Avanade revealed a growing interest in social collaboration technologies among businesses.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, improving productivity

Building a powerful online workspace

Posted by John Glover on 23-Dec-2013 13:49:00

Sometimes it’s a little too easy to take your own industry’s language for granted. I realised this the other day when someone at a public sector event asked me ‘what is an online workspace?’ It didn’t take me long to explain, but it did give me the impetus to write a short blog explaining what an online workspace is – and how you can get the best from one.

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Topics: workplace innovation, collaboration tools, improving productivity

How online collaboration and Digital by Default can change organisations

Posted by John Glover on 11-Dec-2013 13:33:00

In October 2013, the Department for Communities and Local Government released Local Digital Today, an in-depth research report into councils’ attitudes towards using digital to improve local public services. It is an important snapshot of the sector, particularly as central government is encouraging the adoption of a ‘Digital by Default’ agenda when providing services.

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Topics: collaboration tools, improving productivity, digital by default