Author: Patrick Hankinson

February 1st, 2016 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

Anyone who has ever looked for project management software has most likely come across Jira, Asana and Trello. But – are they the ones that many experts recommend? I was curious to find out, so I decided to reach out to experts in a few different verticals to hear what they would recommend. It varied quite a bit from vertical to vertical and the results were quite interesting. Programmers definitely default…

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January 4th, 2016 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

Take a second to think about all the necessary things you have to do inside your company as a startup founder… Emails, scheduling a calendar, meetings, delegation, outsourcing and the list goes on. Now, take a second to evaluate how productive and efficient you actually are at these items… You’re probably not as productive as you’d like to be and that’s why you’re here! Many months ago I read an…

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December 15th, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

To call a chart revolutionary might seem a bit drastic, but praise for Gantt Charts has never come across as undue. Henry Gantt’s eponymous chart has been used in project management for over a century, and it’s as useful now as it was during the construction of the Hoover Dam. No project is too small or too large for Gantt Charts, and the proper use can make all the difference…

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December 7th, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

The advent of modern project management techniques almost 60 years ago continues to revolutionize the way that businesses achieve goals. Organizational project management (OPM) has created a way to effectively communicate across departments and areas of expertise while breaking down larger goals into individual projects and streamlining inefficient processes. Focusing on small projects allows teams to develop a product or work toward goals while eliminating excess waste and providing the…

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November 30th, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

A Gantt chart is an invaluable tool for the management of any project. It enables organizations to illustrate and visualize project schedules by transforming the time taken to complete critical tasks into horizontal bar charts. One of the main benefits of the chart is that it allows early identification and mitigation of obstacles and issues that might delay project completion. Here are five steps to creating a Gantt chart. Step…

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November 20th, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

After a certain amount of time doing the same job, productivity can slow down. However, by working smarter and more efficiently, you can take back your productivity. Indeed, smart work habits will provide more time for strategic planning, thereby decreasing stress levels and exponentially increasing productivity. Let’s look at unconventional ways to work smarter and not harder.  By following these methods you’ll feel less stressed at work. Want to work…

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November 9th, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

While most of us are scrolling through social media on our phones, trying to build up the courage to get out of bed, Elon Musk has already been up and working for hours. Though we can take some comfort in the fact that this CEO of two huge and complex companies is staring at his phone, too. The difference? We’re commenting on a cat picture, and he’s commenting on the…

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November 5th, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

To-Do List Software can really help you stay organized.  The software helps you get things out of your head and into it, helping reduce your stress.  Some of the software even offers collaboration, allowing you to complete tasks with anyone on your team. As the founder of a company that is building to-do list software, I really wanted to ensure we are building the best product on the market. That’s why I…

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November 4th, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

Great roadmaps can help your team stay organized and define the pipeline of work ahead.  Roadmaps give insights to managers to effectively plan resources and delivery of products and features. As the founder of a company that is building roadmap software, I really wanted to ensure we are building the best product on the market. That’s why I built this list of all of the software I could find on…

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November 2nd, 2015 Patrick Hankinson By Patrick Hankinson

Walt Disney once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” If you’ve got an ever-growing schedule of tasks, meetings and sales presentations, where do you begin? And how do you stay focused when the demands of your job are so great? You probably know the importance of productivity in the workplace. It’s the ultimate measure of efficiency, for starters. Generally speaking, the more productive…

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