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Something we do regularly at our company is collect useful articles, blog posts, white papers, websites and more in the form of links we add to an internal system called Leaves. The following are 5 of the most interesting things we stumbled across this past month of March.
Your company can have a business platform, even if you don’t have a full-time CIO or CTO on your team. We can’t tell you how many times we have been in a conversation and we hear, “Wait, you can do that with technology!” Or, “Yeah, something didn’t seem right, but we didn’t have the expertise to question it.” It’s difficult enough to keep up with your specialty let alone the continual evolution in the tech space. However, it is critical as a company grows and evolves for it to get the tech decisions right. With the right software or tech partner a company can significantly leverage its investments to make itself more effective and productive with its limited resources. An inadequate purchase or working with the wrong tech vendor can lead to hindered operations and curtailed growth. As a small or medium sized company, it may be difficult to justify paying for a full-time tech expert though there is an alternative – you can hire a remote or virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) to advise you and your firm on these critical business decisions.
In the past, I have spent countless hours using an array of different systems and tools to manage my team’s time. I would spend a good portion of every week doing tasks such as calculating capacity, tracking holidays, and the endless chore of making certain all time was entered into our project management system. Continue reading
Is this article going to be something like this? Sorry to disappoint if you came for that, because it’s going to be far less firehose and much more succinct, and to the point. Here are the top 10 links that are going to make you a project manager (PM) that anyone would love to have on their team. Use the anecdotes, tips, and guidelines found in these 10 links and you and your team are going to get things done.
Results of a study performed by Google’s People Operations on what makes a successful team.