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6/12/2024

Evaluating SaaS Integrations When Shopping for Software

In today's digital landscape, integration capabilities are crucial for SaaS tools. They enable seamless data exchange and workflow automation between different software applications, enhancing operational efficiency, improving data accuracy, and supporting scalable growth by creating a unified data ...

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2/15/2024

Take a Glimpse into the Strategic Side of Project Management

If you're new to the world of project management, learn about crucial PM concepts, principles, benefits, and applications - going beyond just timelines and checklists. In his recent blog post, Take a Glimpse Into the Strategic Side of Project Management, Roderick Conwi, PMP, CAPM, LSSWB shares a...

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2/3/2024

Mastering SELL-WORK-BILL: A Guide for Project Managers to Streamline Workflows from Sale to Invoicing

In the dynamic world of project management, transitioning seamlessly from the initial sale, through diligent work efforts of your team, to the final invoicing and billing phase is a complex journey that takes sophisticated workflows. Our recent webinar in the Project Insight Power Tutorial serie...

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1/15/2024

Understanding CapEx and OpEx in Project Management: A Guide for PMPs

Introduction In the dynamic world of project management, understanding and managing finances is crucial for success. Two key components of financial management are Capital Expenditures (CapEx) and Operational Expenditures (OpEx). How these are handled can significantly impact a project's outcome. Th...

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8/14/2023

Top 100 Project Management Terms

Project management has a rich vocabulary of key concepts, tools, acronyms, and methodologies. We've assembled the top 100 project management terms (and then some) in this glossary to serve as a comprehensive list of project management terminology. Project Insight is committed to helping project mana...

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1/20/2023

The Top 5 Challenges of the Remote Project Manager and How to Overcome Them

The remote work force is growing exponentially and is becoming commonplace. The tools that we have available to manage remote work are numerous, but the Project Manager is being asked to take on additional responsibility for making remote work go more smoothly for their teams. This webinar will ...

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12/3/2022

Project Insight Nominated for Best Project Management Tool in the 38th annual SIIA CODiE Awards

Irvine, CA — 12-2-2022 – Project Insight (PI) announced today that it has been nominated for Best Project Management tool as part of the 38th annual CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards honor the best products, companies and teams in the business and education technology industries and are widely reco...

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11/22/2022

What to Be Grateful for in the World of Project Management this Thanksgiving.

What are You Thankful for on This Project Management Thanksgiving? As Thanksgiving 2022 approaches, I'm sure most of us have lots to be thankful for. I know I do. But taking this from a different perspective, in terms of Project Management, what do we have to be thankful for? These things come ...

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10/26/2022

Is Your Project Haunted?

Is Your Project Haunted? As we approach Halloween this year, let’s consider – could these project be haunted? Old techniques for project management may have worked for you before but, don’t always work for everything and may never work again. Resurrecting them may seem like a good idea, but...

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8/15/2022

5 Tips CEOs Should Take from Project Managers

The CEO is in charge and likely arrived in their position through leadership, success, and doing the right things, right? One would think that the CEO has it all together – surely there’s nothing more the CEO can learn. They’re at the top of their game – the pinnacle of their profession. Here’s...

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7/28/2022

Why Isn't that Done Yet? The 5 Top Causes of Project Delays

Five Top Causes of Project Delays Delays happen – sometimes for things way out of the project lead’s control. Project delays are a way of life in the project management world. We do everything we can (at least we think we are doing everything we can) to avoid project delays by starting with a good ...

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6/20/2022

5 Risks of Lengthy Projects and How to Mitigate Them

Some Key Risks Lengthy Projects and How To Mitigate Them A high-dollar, high-visibility, long-term project for a customer ready to spend top dollar on a successful solution sounds like a great opportunity. A career-changer, a resume-booster, and attention-getter. A very desirable scenario....

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6/10/2022

2022 Jobs Report PMI

2022 PMI Jobs Report Opportunity Amid Recovery Even in the face of ongoing economic uncertainty, one thing is clear: Job seekers are in control. After two years of pivots and resets, organizations are settling into new ways of working and delivering innovative solutions. As the world rebuilds...

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5/17/2022

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Superhero Project Manager?

In honor of "National Superhero Day" on 4/28 this year, this article talks about how to be a superhero project manager. It can be a very good thing and a resume boost and an ego boost – or it can turn out very badly and be a disaster. And, the biggest frustration factor in all of this is that if it ...

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2/17/2022

5 Ways to Strengthen your Resource Allocation Management

There is no question that our project resources – their strengths, weaknesses, ability to handle pressure, and their availability at the right time is key to the success of any project. Is resource management easy for you or is it a pain-point like it is for the rest of the project management wo...

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1/25/2022

Why Virtual Teams Make Sense

If the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it has definitely shown us that remote work and virtual teams are still a productive way to work. In some cases, they can actually be more productive than co-located and face-to-face teams. Now that things are resolving, Employers have opted to allow s...

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12/27/2021

Obstacles for the Remote Project Manager

The project manager is the project leader, the go-to person on the project, the one everyone is supposed to look to and listen to for direction and status. What about the project customer who can’t reach out and touch the project manager whenever they want to? Do they have concerns? Is their mon...

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12/1/2021

What's New in Project Management?

While not that much changes in project management from year to year, that doesn’t mean there is no change at all. In one of my favorite shows – the “Big Bang Theory” – there’s a quote early in the series when Leonard and Penny are out to dinner… Penny: So, what’s new in the world of ...

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11/20/2021

Avoiding Communication Breakdowns

Communication is Job One for the project manager. If there is a breakdown, the responsibility has to fall to the project manager, and it can be devastating to the project. Have you ever been there – a breakdown in communication or key pieces of information falling through the cracks ...

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5/6/2019

Project Insight: 2019 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

Project Insight recognized as finalist for prestigious industry award IRVINE, Calif., May 2, 2019 - Project Insight® (PI®), a leading work management solution, is excited to announce their nomination as a finalist in the 2019 SIIA CODiE Awards in the category of Best Project Management Soft...

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4/26/2019

Episode 7: Where Are All the Women in Tech?

The tech industry is at the forefront of innovation and problem solving. And while engineering and computer-related roles are some of the fastest growing fields in the U.S., women only hold about 25% of those positions. We sat down with Christine Cunliffe, Chapter Director of ChickTec...

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4/18/2019

PI® Releases Project Insight for Jira 2.0

Irvine, CA, April 18, 2019 - Project Insight, the leading work management and aggregation platform, announced today the second version release of its portfolio synchronization and estimation conversion add-on for Atlassian's Jira. With the proliferation of development tools ...

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4/3/2019

Page Response Slow Resulting in Time Out Error

2019-04-3 1:30 PM US PDT: We have resolved the slow response times (Server errors) and the service is now operating normally. 2019-04-3 1:07 PM US PDT: We are currently investigating slow response times for page displays which will often time out before completion. We have found the cause of t...

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3/12/2019

To PMP or Not To PMP?

The project management job market is as competitive as it is diverse. How do you set yourself apart? We know there are many questions surrounding getting your PMP certification such as, "When as a project manager should you make it official?" or "Does the certification make the person?" ...

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3/10/2019

Page Response Slow and May Time Out

2019-03-10 3:00 PM US PDT: We are currently investigating slow response times for page displays which will often time out before completion. We have found the cause of the problem which does not threaten data, but performance only. We will continue to update this post with progress. 2019-03...

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3/8/2019

Errors on Page Displays

1:15 PM PST: Server errors have been resolved. 1:06 PM PST: We are currently experiencing many errors on page displays and are working to resolve this issue.

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2/14/2019

Top 5 PI Features To Fall in Love With ❤️

Ah, Valentine's Day! The one day we get to publicly express our gratitude for the love, friendship and partnerships in our lives. So, we're ready to wear our heart on our sleeve to bring you the Top 5 PI features you'll fall in love with! 5. Communication: If communication is the key ...

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2/11/2019

How Productivity Can Be Improved

You wake up early in the morning. You quickly get your coffee, eat a light breakfast, and go to work. You do your best to complete all tasks on time, but you always seem to struggle with that. You see that one special employee, who manages to complete much more work than everyone else, ...

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2/11/2019

PI® Maintenance

8:24 AM PST: PI® will be down for 15 minutes while we reset the system. We appreciate your patience during this time and apologies for any delays that occur during this time. If you have any questions, contact us at support@projectinsight.com

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2/11/2019

Top Trends To Know Working In Project Management

The project management field is constantly evolving, so it is important for leaders and other professionals working in this area to keep up with the latest trends and to change with the times. Similarly, it is imperative that employee development strategies and online project management trai...

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1/24/2019

Biggest Challenges Faced as a Project Manager

The primary obligations of a project manager can be boiled down to handling difficult projects and obtaining positive results. This may sound as if being a project manager is easy, yet a well-paid job. Nevertheless, in order to balance all the elements of a complex project, a project manager has t...

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1/16/2019

8 Signs It's Time to Change Your Management Strategy

The organizational strategy of your company is directly proportional to your business performance. If both you and your employees are perfectly organized and aligned with the company’s mission and culture, the likelihood of progressive growth is significant. The marketplace is everchanging...

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1/11/2019

Project Management Tips for Creating a Website

The success of your website project depends on how you plan and manage the entire process of your site creation from the initiation until when your website is live. Knowing the secrets of website project management will transform a tedious process into an exciting and memorable experience. We sh...

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1/9/2019

Using Project Management Software to Increase Productivity

Regardless of the size of your business, you have to juggle various projects, tasks, plans, and manage people. Thus, it becomes important to have a solution which will plan out everything and will keep everything organized in a way that is profitable and accurate at the same time. This is when pro...

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1/7/2019

The Man Behind Your Team's Success with PI®

Meet Dylan He's our Customer Success Coordinator. He has many leather-bound books, his apartment smells of rich mahogany... He's kind of a big deal. Fun Fact: He's played the Old Course at St. Andrew's in Scotland, Golf's Birthplace (So you know he's well-traveled) Likes: The outdoors, ...

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1/4/2019

Project Insight 18.12.1 Release Notes

Features Our PI Integration for Salesforce app has been approved! Now available in the Salesforce marketplace API: Expense Entries models and properties now available API: Project Allocation filter models and properties via the Web API API: Project model properties now allow filte...

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12/27/2018

PI® 2018 Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, we took some time to reflect on what we've accomplished, what we're working on and where we're headed. A sincere THANK YOU!! to all our customers for driving us to be the best we can be. We couldn't have accomplished everything we set out to do without your consi...

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12/19/2018

5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit From PM Software

Whether you work in a large business or you’re an entrepreneur, you can probably benefit from implementing some sort of project management software into your day-to-day tasks to improve productivity and output. Project management software is becoming almost a requirement in companies today, as eve...

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12/17/2018

Empowering Students with Project Management Skills

Project management is a combination of several fundamental principles, policies and procedures that are established and that guide the project from the conception stage to the completion. All your projects require organization and planning that are the most essential parts of doing better projects...

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12/13/2018

Project Insight 18.12.0 Release Notes

Features PI Integration for Azure Dev Ops: Once the original hierarchy comes over from Azure Dev Ops, the Project Insight project manager can choose to no longer sync the hierarchy - this is important if the PI Project Manager plans to reorganize the structure in Project Insight for their own PM...

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12/12/2018

The Importance of Branding Projects

Many project managers prefer not to talk about branding. They see branding as logos and slogans or just as something aimed toward selling only. The truth is that branding is much more than that. Branding can affect the whole lifecycle of the project, from the stage of planning to launch, and to de...

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11/30/2018

11-30 - Delayed Notifications

8:01 AM PDT: Corrected PI Windows Service that delayed notifications. You probably received all of your notifications for the last twelve hours all at once If you have any questions, contact us at support@projectinsight.com

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11/30/2018

5 Project Manager Job Search Tips

In search of a new job as a project manager, there are a wealth of options available. Some roles more challenging than others, but they offer more. Various perks and or salary increases appeal to most professionals, however for those seeking interpersonal growth, stepping outside your comfort zone...

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11/29/2018

Project Insight 18.11.2 Release Notes

Features Be on the lookout for the new "Time Center" - Coming soon to a Project Insight workspace near you! Allow Comment edits across the entire PI workspace - no longer set item by item Updating an invoice now creates an event in Project Insight for API or notification purposes ...

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11/28/2018

The Ghosts in Tech

Would you ever write a 3,000 word article about trends in Q-tip manufacturing? Chances are a ghostwriter has. They're the unsung heroes of the content world, quietly helping to establish your favorite brands and influencers as thought and industry leaders. We talk benefits, challenges a...

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11/20/2018

What PI-tans Are Grateful For

It's Thanksgiving week! While everyone (At least in the U.S.) is rushing to get everything together for the holidays, we took a moment at PI® to express what we're grateful for. "I'm thankful for Millennials killing every major industry Baby Boomers hold so very dear. But seriously, I am ver...

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11/14/2018

Project Insight 18.11.1 Release Notes

Features Added Copy URL feature to share Project Insight links easily (See Tools icon) API: Expense Entries now available through the Project Insight API PI#team: There are new Virtual PM statements available Users now have the ability to "Notify Self" for auto alert notifications...

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11/1/2018

Project Insight 18.11.0 Release Notes

Features We're starting to hide fields you may not need in Project Insight to clean up our interface - if you find something missing, check out the Administration section make the field visible again Added Resource Capacity % (the percentage of the resource's workday they are available for ...

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10/31/2018

Professional Services Project Life Cycle

Audience Professional Services Companies, Project Managers Description learn how Project Insight optimizes the project life cycle for professional services. Key Takeaways How to automate your project process from initiation to close using PI® Moving from sales orders to execution and...

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10/26/2018

Artificial Intelligence & the Changing Scope of Technology

Irvine, CA, October 23, 2018 – Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a key technology, disrupting the way business and society operates. Many predictions have been made about how the technology will transform every aspect of our daily lives; most ingrained in the notion of fear. ...

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