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How to Get Staff to Regularly Submit Time Logs
February 25, 2015

How to Get Staff to Regularly Submit Time Logs

There are a few phrases that have the power to shake the deep emotional core of even the most tolerant Project Manager. Phrases like: “the line managers won’t lend us their people,” “the project sponsor doesn’t see that as a problem,” and for some the most disturbing of all: “staff aren’t regularly submitting their time logs…again.”

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5 Characteristics of Truly Collaborative Teams
February 23, 2015

5 Characteristics of Truly Collaborative Teams

We’ve all been on teams that just seemed to “click” in terms of interpersonal styles, group dynamics, and overall performance. In other words: we’ve all experienced the power of truly collaborative teams.

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The Keys to Making Project Information SMART
February 20, 2015

The Keys to Making Project Information SMART

Chat with anyone who has led or worked on a project, and they’ll tell you that there are really two kinds of information in the project management world: smart information and not-so-smart (which is a nicer way to say stupid) information.

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Introducing Clarizen Panels
February 9, 2015

Introducing Clarizen Panels

Clarizen’s configuration platform allows you to create a vast array of business rules, custom actions, and custom fields to help automate business processes, customize Clarizen to meet your needs, and most importantly, have workflow processes collaborated between all members of your team as well as your clients.

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Why You Should Stop Using Email to Manage Tasks
February 6, 2015

Why You Should Stop Using Email to Manage Tasks

We’ve all done it, kept our inbox overflowing with projects and tasks that need to be addressed and completed. Maybe you have assigned certain emails flags to note to yourself that some are more pressing than others. Perhaps you even have an entire color coded system.

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Why Your Project Needs Mobile Connectivity
February 4, 2015

Why Your Project Needs Mobile Connectivity

Due in part to the rise in use of smartphones, laptops and tablets, more and more companies are allowing employees to work remotely. The days of commuting to the office and working 9-5 are diminishing and being replaced by flexible hours and employees working from home, on the road or somewhere else.

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What Our New Patent Award Means for Our Customers
January 27, 2015

What Our New Patent Award Means for Our Customers

After an extensive multi-year process and a tremendous collaborative effort by Clarizen team members around the globe, in early January we were thrilled to announce that our groundbreaking InterAct™ email engine was awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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Don’t You Just Hate Status Meetings?
January 21, 2015

Don’t You Just Hate Status Meetings?

You’re not alone.  We just wrapped up a Harris Poll survey that says you’re in good company.  As you’ll note in the infographic below, people surveyed spend more time preparing for status meetings than they do attending them, and a whopping 1/3 of people call them “a waste of time.” 

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Three Business Trends to Watch Out for in 2015
January 21, 2015

Three Business Trends to Watch Out for in 2015

The start of a new year always brings two things: An abundance of bold resolutions (read our suggestions for organizations, project managers and project team members), and plenty of predictions. In light of the latter, here are three business trends that we think will shape – and shake – the year ahead.

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