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BPMS implementation is considered the number one issue for companies interested in preventing data silos. 74% of companies lower costs and increase productivity via ‘process’ automation, according to Gartner research (Critical Roles for Successful BPM Projects and Programs, Gartner, 2012).

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Many organizations use project management or task management software, because it helps them get the best results. PricewaterhouseCoopers says that use of these software is strongly linked with high-performing projects, with 87% of the highest performing companies (companies with optimized processes) using project management software. PWC also links use of task management software with organizational maturity, with 95% of companies in the highest maturity category using project management software compared to only 55% of the lowest maturity companies (which are companies with unreliable processes).
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The market is saturated with solutions that, as their marketers claim, are capable of “replacing” the team manager. Does this really mean that team work automation software emerges as a real threat to the managers’ job?

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For marketing campaigns, time and freshness are crucial, which is why deadline projections must be met at all costs or you risk missing the audience’s tune of the moment. To avoid confusion and misplaced information or instructions, it’s important for marketing agencies to have a central and dedicated system in place to manage projects, tasks, events, communications, and progress across the agency and client base.

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When evaluating Project Management and Workflow Automation solutions for Marketing agencies, we had a chance to talk to numerous Marketing representatives and industry thought leaders. Our questions were around what online tools are usually used to ensure integrated Marketing services and management of Marketing campaigns – all while coordinating efforts with other teams and reacting to change timely.

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Bringing leadership skills to project management is essential. It is especially true in the current dynamic environment, which is characterized by a fast pace of changes. These changes include innovations and discoveries, technology, economic and social changes.

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Over the past several years, project management (PM) has experienced a paradigm shift. The frameworks in place for planning and organizing have been moving away from the traditional waterfall approach and towards more flexible, democratic approaches like agile, lean, scrum, and kanban.   It’s hard to pin down any one of these terms as the embodiment of modern PM since each of them have their own unique practices and areas of application. That said, most of the recent innovations in PM process and technology have one attribute in common: bottom-up planning.

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The marketing and sales department is usually depicted in pop culture as the busiest, frantic, most chaotic and stressful department in an organization. It may not equal the frenzied busyness of an emergency surgery department in a life-and-death situation, but this stereotype holds water.

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In a recent Project Management Podcast, Comindware’s Product Marketing Director, Maria Kozlova, discussed the essentials of project management.

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This is a guest post by Elizabeth Harrin from A Girl’s Guide To Project Management.

Project management is a tough job. There are deadlines, risks, difficult stakeholders to deal with, and more. You can make your life easier at work if you create an environment for success. Here are some tips to get you started.

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