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Champion’s Guide to Earned Value

What Is Earned Value Management?<p>Earned value management is a project management technique used to assess cost and schedule performance, and to gauge …

How to become a LinkedIn influencer

Here’s where to start if you want to build your following and raise your status on the business social media platform.<p>Jim Keenan says he’s probably on LinkedIn more than he should be—at least a few times a day. But if the measure of where professionals should spend their time is looking at what …

Marketing

MUJI, the IKEA of Japan, Sets Its Sights on America

Brandless in America<p>What is MUJI? A series of videos on the company’s YouTube channel searches for an answer. Each one, exactly 12 seconds long, …

Japan

How to Use Google Analytics for Social Media: A Beginner’s Guide

Did you know that social media spend will increase by 71% in the next five years? And did you know that 42.3% of marketers believe that social media …

Analytics

Apple will repair busted keyboards on recent MacBooks and MacBook Pros for free

Back in 2016, Apple redesigned the MacBook Pro’s keyboard. It… hasn’t gone as well as they probably hoped.<p>Complaints of failing keys quickly started popping up. Some keys had a tendency to get stuck in place; others move freely, but simply don’t respond.<p>Two years and a lawsuit later, Apple is …

MacBook Pro

18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Google

Why you should stop using product roadmaps and try GIST Planning

Over the years I created my fair share of product strategies, roadmaps and project gantts. I don’t do them anymore. I found a better alternative …

Project Management

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. raises $113 million to chase a pipe dream

Elon Musk’s tunneling startup The Boring Company has raised $113 million to fund its vision of the near/distant future of transportation, according to newly filed SEC docs first spotted by CNBC.<p>The startup, which is centered around the goal of creating underground tunnels, plays a central part in …

Forgot your Apple ID password? Here’s how to reset it

With Apple’s new two-step authentication procedures in place, resetting your password is a little trickier than it used to be. That’s a good thing, because if it’s tough for you, it’s even tougher for scammers to get into your iPhone, even if it’s stolen.<p>Here’s how to reset your Apple ID password …

How to transfer your Evernote notes to Apple Notes

If you ask me, there's no compelling reason for most iPhone and Mac users to pay for Evernote when Apple Notes offers a lot of the same features and costs nothing. (Apple Notes does use your iCloud account storage, but it'll take up a negligible amount of space.)<p>So, how do you make the switch if …

Apple Releases How-To Videos on iPhone 7 Photography

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus include Apple's most sophisticated cameras. Most of the time you see people out and about snapping quick shots that don’t necessarily take advantage of all the camera hardware and app have to offer. A series of 30-40 second videos released by Apple provide mini how-to …

IPhone 7

These are the best apps for your new Mac of 2017

New Mac? Start here<p>Whether you’re unwrapping your first Mac, or getting an upgrade, you’ll need some apps for your new computer. We’re here to help, with some of our best picks to get you started.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day.</i> …

Why Become a Project Manager

Our latest articles<p>Why has project management become a sought after career path? Well, project management has evolved significantly over time and as the nature of industry has changed the role of project manager has become more important.<p>Nowadays advances in technology, the changing emphasis of …

Hookie Co. BMW Hammerhead

Like something you’d find David Bowie riding on in a <i>Mad Max</i> inspired music video, the Hookie Co. BMW R100/7 “The Hammerhead” is dark and brooding yet …

Blockchain-Based CVs Could Change Employment Forever

A new and potentially revolutionary application of blockchain technology could have wide-ranging implications for the way employers assess candidates and fill vacancies.<p>Blockchain is basically a method of recording information on a distributed and encrypted ledger – eliminating the need for trust, …

Blockchain

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Joseph Flaherty Contributor<p>Joe Flaherty is director of Content & Community at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Invisible unicorns: 35 big companies that started with little or no money<br>• There’s no shame in a $100M startup<p>Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the …

Startups

The Benefits of Traditional, Waterfall Project Management

The “Waterfall” approach to systems analysis and design was created in the 1970s, and gained popularity because of its logical, linear progression. …

The Importance of the Status Report | Project Management 101

An integral part of managing a project of any size is reporting status. Many project managers don’t give it the attention it deserves. Instead of …

Project Management

Why skipping project meetings are a bad idea

When you’re under the pump and working 16 to 18 hour days to deliver your project, it’s really easy to consider stopping the project catch up …

15 Free Project Management Training Videos

Are project managers made or born? That’s a trick question. Even if you were someone lucky enough to sprung from the womb with an inherent …

Digital Ads Are Tired. Here's What Smart Businesses Are Doing Instead

Brands are shifting more of their spending into things like experiential events, live social media campaigns, and influencer marketing.<p><i>How effective is Google AdWords? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand</i> …

Public Relations

Apple and GE announce deep partnership

While Apple has had its share of enterprise partners in recent years including IBM, Cisco and SAP, today’s announcement that it will be working directly with GE feels a bit different with the two companies more closely intertwined than in previous deals.<p>Apple and GE have committed to build a set of …

Enterprise Tech

4 Tips to Write Emails That People Actually Read

Skip the small talk and get to the point.<p>When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy.<p>I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there's something about all of those extra words, niceties, and (embarrassingly) exclamation points that make me sound a little warmer and …

Productivity

Exclusive: Ideo’s Plan To Stage An AI Revolution

The prominent design consultancy acquires Datascope, a Chicago-based data science company, to help merge machine learning and human-centered design.<p>Today, the design consultancy Ideo announced that it has acquired Datascope, a Chicago-based data science company. The acquisition is meant to help …

Artificial Intelligence

Steve Jobs Once Gave Some Brilliant Management Advice on Hiring Top People. Here It Is in 2 Sentences

Every boss in a hiring role should appreciate this simple yet profound advice from the former head of Apple.<p>Steve Jobs may have had an enormous ego as the head of Apple, but he understood his place in the information age when he famously quipped,<p>It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell …

Leadership

32 Tips to Boost Project Portfolio Management!

Jeroen De FlanderProject Portfolio Management or PPM is a crucial strategy execution building block. But it’s a weak spot in most organizations.To …

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

A couple drawings…<p>I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver …

What is a project? Definition, Elements, Stages

From what I have experienced so far, there is a lot of confusion related to what is a project and what is not a project. So I just feel that I should …

Project Scope: What you need to Know

Project Scope is simple in concept; but hard in practice. It is a measure of the breadth and depth of your project. Put another way, it is everything …

20 Surprising Project Management Statistics

<i>Update: 9/26/2016: Project management statistics aren’t stagnant. We’ve updated this post with 20 (instead of the original 14) surprising project</i> …