request for approval

Easy ways to submit a successful request for approval (incl. 8 templates)

Chances are if you’re working on anything of significance for your company, you’ll find yourself asking for approval on a variety of occasions. Every request, whether it be project proposal approval, extending deadlines, or deliverable approval, for example, should be treated uniquely and given the proper care when drafting a request.

workflow tools

40+ Best Workflow Tools (Designed for Busy Project Managers)

The best way to ensure your project is moving efficiently toward its goal, without missing a beat, is keeping the entire process entirely transparent. How can you make that happen? Employ an excellent workflow management product that provides real-time insight while integrating seamlessly with your existing management products and processes.

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50+ FREE Project Management Templates for Your Creative Projects in 2020

Managing any project is only as successful as the organization and preparation you put into it. Thanks to a wealth of project management templates available online, however, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Small projects may be smartly managed using a couple of well-chosen templates, while large scale projects may require a slew of templates robust enough to cover all aspects of the project long term.

project proposal

Here’s how to write a winning project proposal

Your proposal represents you, your team, and your capabilities. It’s the first impression you make on a client, so it’s crucial to get it right. This guide shows you how to create a proposal.

business case template

This Business Case Template Takes Your Projects to the Next Level

Almost every organization operates with finite resources and business cases determine the allocation of those resources. Therefore, Business Case Development should be a required course in every curriculum. Regardless of your field or discipline, it is crucial to develop the ability to write a compelling argument for your objectives.

project plan

The only project plan template you’ll ever need (incl. 6 examples)

So, your next big project just got the green light – good news for you, right? Now it’s time to get started on the next step: project planning. It is imperative that you plan your project thoroughly.

Create a project plan to successfully guide your team to success.

approval process

How to Build an Approval Process (That Increases Your Productivity)

At any given moment, in organizations across the world, you’ll find a person or team waiting on an approval. And depending on the size of the organization, this approval process could take weeks, months, or even years.

Sometimes, approval is needed to get started, but it may also be needed again prior to completion. No matter what stage requires approval, having a standard approval process in place can improve the workflow and dramatically increase productivity.

The last thing any organization needs is for its work to stall. Idle workers and downtime are not good for business!

By streamlining your approval process, you can increase productivity, improve costs, and ensure the quality of your work.

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10+ Best Gmail Alternatives You Can Use In 2020

We all send and receive emails every day, right?

There are so many choices for email software it can be hard to know where to start. Thus, many of us go for Gmail because we use google and because it’s an email system we’ve heard of.

What if I told you there are 11 better alternatives to Gmail?

This article is not only going to give you great email alternatives, but it’s also going to tell you exactly what each system does best, so you can decide on the best software for your needs.

Project Risks

5 Projects Risks You Should Avoid At All Cost (and How to Mitigate Them)

Running a digital or creative agency can offer huge potential revenue for anyone looking to get into the creative industry, or transition from a freelancing career into an agency environment. However, running any kind of business comes with an array of risk factors that you need to take into consideration if you want to succeed. Dealing with clients, deadlines, quality of work and setting expectations are all factors that must be planned for and understood by agencies. Let’s take a look at some of these project management risks and how to mitigate them.

Project Milestones

What Are Project Milestones (And How To Use Them)

Project milestones play a vital role in business, helping you to track progress and providing a valuable tool for measuring your team’s success rate. They can be useful in keeping everyone involved in a project aware of its end goal and the various, smaller goals that should be met in getting there. This article will help to define milestones in project management and give you some valuable information on how to use them to move your project forward.

project charter

Free Project Charter Template (And Why You Should Use It)

Maybe this situation sounds familiar to you: you’re one member of a team all working on the same project, and weeks or perhaps months in you find yourself stuck in the middle of a task that should be simple and straightforward, but you need permission from a project lead for something and there’s confusion above you about which project lead can give you the green light.

Meanwhile, your buddy on the project team is asking for your help on an idea that you think is out of scope, but he’s convinced that it’s necessary and neither of you have evidence one way or the other to support your claim. Your project manager is impossible to get ahold of because she’s so busy putting out fires, and you have a horrible feeling that even though the project’s initial timeline is vague, there’s no way that all the necessary deliverables are going to come together in time.

How To Manage Your Social Media Content With Trello

How to Manage Your Social Media Content with Trello: A Step-by-Step Guide for Remote Teams

If you’re a modern marketer, consider yourself lucky. You’re working in a dynamic field and that makes for exciting times. Not only has the technology changed, but the people have, too. These days, the folks who help you fulfill your agency goals are apt to be scattered across the globe. As a result, you may find yourself grappling with how to manage remote teams.

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7 Tips To Building a Successful Creative Team

Growing a three person marketing agency into a multi-million dollar, 26 employee agency was single handedly the most difficult thing I’ve ever done.

Startup growth is a test of endurance, character, and sheer will power, and it can beat down the strongest people who try it.

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10 Best Books On Meditation That’ll Help You Strengthen Your Focus

Do you know that we generally lose attention after 8 seconds? Even the oft-cited goldfish has an attention span of 9 seconds.

The impact of the digitalized lifestyle on our brains isn’t deniable. But what can you do about?

Apart from changing your toxic email habits, you should get into meditation.

We’ve compiled a (subjective) list of the 10 best books on meditation to help you to get started.