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Top 4 Project Management Tools

Oct 17, 2018 10:30:00 AM by Charles Dearing

A great project development team can only be great with the right tools. Through the numerous project management methodologies and top-down inferences, there is one constant; management tools. Even the best managers can’t work efficiently without them. They range from the micro to the macro and cover all of the aspects of a project’s lifecycle.

They create an atmosphere of greater cooperation and productivity. This makes them even more valuable to the heads. All leaders want effective teams and all effective teams use project management tools. In this article, we are going to cover some of the very best tools on the market today.

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Topics: agile, Project Planning, project management

5 Project Management Mistakes Agile Organizations Must Avoid

Oct 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM by Megan Harris

Agile companies are ambitious. Agile teams seek to reach new heights by employing an iterative approach.

While agile project management is an extremely popular project management framework, it’s not wholly understood. More importantly, misusing the methodology can spell disasters for teams. Agile organizations have to be careful especially when hiring promising project managers to lead a new team.

Here are 5 project management mistakes agile organizations should avoid at all costs:

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Topics: agile, Project Planning, project management

Guest Post -- 10 Mindset Tips for Project Managers

Jan 18, 2018 11:05:00 AM by Paul Towers

Project management often involves working in high stress environments with tight deadlines and multiple competing priorities. The most successful Project Managers learn how to navigate these environments and often have a strong understanding of their own shortcomings and the strengths of their team.

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Topics: project management

CIP Spotlight: Baba Majekodunmi on the Combined Power of the CIP and PMP

Aug 23, 2017 9:23:00 AM by Jesse Wilkins

As part of our Certified Information Professional Spotlight series, I chatted with Baba Majekodunmi, Business Analyst for Payment Products & Service at Pentagon Federal Credit Union, for his story on becoming a CIP.

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Topics: cip, certified information professional, information management, ecm, enterprise content management, electronic records management, project management

Scrum: A More Agile Framework for Your Next Records Management Project

Jan 26, 2017 10:05:00 AM by Gordon Brown

In my current role as Manager of Records Services at the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA), I am responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the records management and archives section of the agency. In addition, I serve as the Product Owner for our Document Management Automation Squared (DMA2) project.

Our DMA2 project encompasses many aspects of electronic records management, including: providing new SharePoint sites, selected migration of records from old SharePoint sites and shared drives, classification and disposition of electronic records in these repositories, deduplication of records, and training and outreach.

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Topics: AIIM17, aiim conference, information, project management

Summer Reading #4 -- Rework

Aug 8, 2010 6:14:05 PM by John F. Mancini

I'll be taking a bit of vacation over the next two weeks, so I thought I would take the opportunity of highlighting a few books on my Summer reading list.

One of the good things about using a Kindle or Kindle on an iPAD for reading is the ability to use highlights to create a running summary of a book's highlights. Even better is that these highlights are aggregated across ALL readers. So in effect, any book can have a built in summary, generated by the wisdom of the crowds.  Pretty cool stuff.

So in my vacation posts I'll highlight a few books I've enjoyed recently, and some Kindle-generated excerpts to give you a snapshot of the contents.

 Rework is both a practical guide for nimble organizations and a great marketing piece for the authors, Jason Fried and David Hansson. These are the guys are the founders of 37Signals.  This is the company behind such great SaaS offerings as Basecamp (project management), Highrise (CRM), Backpack (collaboration), and Campfire (activity streaming). 

Per Seth Godin, "This book will make you uncomfortable. Depending on what you do all day, it might make you extremely uncomfortable. That's a very good thing, because you deserve it. We all do. Jason and David have broken all the rules and won. Again and again they've demonstrated that the that the regular way isn't necessarily the right way. They just don't say it, they do it. And they do it better than just about anyone has any right to expect."

This is a quick read, but worthwhile. And for small companies and organizations struggling with SharePoint and other higher end collaborative and document management products, the suite from 37Signals is worth a look.

Per the wisdom of the crowds on Kindle, a few representative quotes...

"Workaholics aren’t heroes. They don’t save the day, they just use it up. The real hero is already home because she figured out a faster way to get things done."

"You’re better off with a kick-ass half than a half-assed whole."

"It’s the stuff you leave out that matters. So constantly look for things to remove, simplify, and streamline. Be a curator. Stick to what’s truly essential. Pare things down until you’re left with only the most important stuff. Then do it again. You can always add stuff back in later if you need to."

"If I’d listened to customers, I’d have given them a faster horse. —HENRY FORD"

"So emulate famous chefs. They cook, so they write cookbooks. What do you do? What are your “recipes”? What’s your “cookbook”? What can you tell the world about how you operate that’s informative, educational, and promotional?"

"Policies are organizational scar tissue. They are codified overreactions to situations that are unlikely to happen again. They are collective punishment for the misdeeds of an individual."


 You might also be interested in our new and revised SharePoint e-book, the first in a new series we'll be releasing over the next few months. Download a copy -- 8 Things You Always Wanted to Know About SharePoint -- But Were Afraid to Ask. There is no registration required and the book is free. You can even post it on your own web site and use it for whatever purpose you wanted.

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Topics: Highrise, Backpack, Basecamp, activity streaming, ecm, 37signals, collaboration, sharepoint, Seth Godin, CRM, project management, Campfire

8 Tips for Efficient Application Development Projects

May 17, 2010 12:29:00 AM by John F. Mancini

John Keadle has operated since 1999 supporting business management and eCommerce solutions. In addition to his work with some of the largest solution providers in the world he has contributed to a number of books covering SharePoint and ERP systems. He currently works as the Director of Program Management at International Computer Concepts, Inc ( in Raleigh, NC. He blogs at and you can follow him on Twitter: @ncjks.

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Topics: technical, 8 things, requirements, applications, ecm, project management, document

8 Things to Consider when Aligning with Today’s Growing Corporate, Legal and Regulatory Standards

Mar 28, 2010 6:53:51 PM by John F. Mancini

 Today's guest blogger is George Tziahanas, Vice President of Compliance at Autonomy, Inc. In this position, he is responsible for the strategic marketing and development of compliance and information governance solutions built on Autonomy’s patented IDOL technology. Prior to joining Autonomy, George held leadership positions with companies such as Orchestria, Iron Mountain, and Intel. 

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Topics: compliance, 8 things, erm, Autonomy, change management, ecm, document management, Compliance and records management, records management, project management

Electronic Records Management Contest

Mar 28, 2010 6:47:40 PM by John F. Mancini

Help Your Peers. 

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Topics: compliance, erm, change management, document management, Compliance and records management, records management, project management

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