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Project collaboration; project collaboration in today’s mobile, wireless and global world. From best practices to online software and tools we offer our best advice to help you manage remote and dispersed teams, advice we apply to our own teams around the globe.

This is a collection of excerpts from the ProjectManager.com blog archives 2008 - 2013 presenting top tips and advice from our professional project managers in a "best of" series now available free to download and share.

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  1. 1. The Best of Project CollaborationA selection of professional insights from the Blog archive ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 1
  2. 2. Since 2008 our project management professionals have been sharing knowledge,experience and learning with online readers via the Project Manager Blog.Their collective wisdom provides a wealth of how to, top tips and best practice advice,for project managers, teams and businesses.To make their writings more accessible we’ve created a series of “Best of” projectmanagement topics available free to download and share.Here is a collection of excerpts and insights from blog posts that discuss projectcollaboration in today’s mobile, wireless and global world.From best practices to online software and tools we offer our best advice to help youmanage remote and dispersed teams, advice we apply to our own teams around theglobe.Enjoy!Jason Westland CEOProjectManager.comUsing Software for Team Collaboration ...................................................................................................... 36 Ways to use your Collaboration Software................................................................................................ 6Project Leadership Goes Way Beyond Project Collaboration ..................................................................... 87 Tips for Team Collaboration on Conference Calls .................................................................................. 11When Good Project Collaboration Meetings Go Bad ............................................................................... 14How to Make Collaboration Work ............................................................................................................ 1530 Day Free Software Trial ........................................................................................................................ 18 ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 2
  3. 3. Using Software for Team CollaborationProjects aren’t a solitary activity and project managers can’t get everything donethemselves. That’s why you have a project team. While project teams can help you withthe work, working with other people isn’t always easy. This can be especially true if youdon’t all work in the same office. Managing the communication and collaborationbetween team members when they are spread all over the country (and even all overthe world) can be difficult, and fostering that collaborative spirit can almost be a fulltime job for a project manager!Fortunately, there are loads of tools available these days to help you work moreeffectively with your colleagues. From social media to bespoke online projectmanagement software, the amount of ways to keep in touch with each other isastounding. So there really should be no excuse for not making the most ofcollaboration software to make your life a little bit easier! Here are three ways that youcan use software to bring your team together on your project.AssignmentsProject management software often includes the feature to assign tasks to other people(or to yourself). This is a great way to ensure that everyone knows what the prioritytasks are and what work they have coming up. You can log in to the software every dayand check the tasks that have been assigned to you. Don’t assume that because you arethe project manager, you will be the one assigning tasks to others – you will find thatteam members assign tasks to you aswell, especially when they reach pointswhere they need approval or helpresolving an issue.You can use project collaborationsoftware to create To Do lists as well.Create a view that shows you all the upcoming tasks that have been assigned to you andtheir due dates. That gives you the opportunity to prioritize your work and ensure thatyou spend time working on the tasks that are most important first. Most software isvery flexible and you can also see what other members of the team are working on.As the project manager, this is a really useful feature because it means you can allocatework more effectively. You don’t want to give a critical task to someone who has ten ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 3
  4. 4. other critical tasks, all of which are due tomorrow. Seeing what your team is working onin real time gives you the option to move tasks between your colleagues and reassignwork as required if you notice that someone is overloaded.Add photos to the profiles of your team members so that you can easily see who youare assigning work to. This is a nice touch if you are not all situated in the same location,as it means you can put a face to a name and the team in Tokyo feel a little bit closer.You can also get each team member to update their profile with some personalinformation about themselves such as a few facts about their family or hobbies.Anything that shows what the team has in common has to be good for fosteringcollaboration.DiscussionsDiscussions are a great way to collaborateonline. You can either host a discussion inreal time using a chat feature, or on anasynchronous basis, where team memberscontribute when they can. This can be usefulfor teams spread across different timezones.Once you have started a discussion, other team members can add comments to thetopic and also attach relevant files of their own to the thread. This makes it easy to seethe evolution of the conversation, as you can see everyone’s comments and postings.Collaboration software holds the complete history, so you can go back and see howdecisions were made. This is also useful for archiving purposes, as otherwise a lot of thisdiscussion would get lost in email in boxes or would not be recorded properly inmeeting minutes.Discussions also allow you to share project status with the team and other stakeholders.You can send messages to colleagues, either on an individual basis or as a group, aboutproject status. Discussions can also encourage a person to ask for help – because typinga few sentences to the group is easy, people are more inclined to do this than callaround trying to find someone who knows the answer. ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 4
  5. 5. Document SharingFinally, document sharing is another greatway to encourage the team to collaborate.Most online project management andcollaboration tools have the functionality toshare documents. This is much better thanstoring a copy of a document either in yourinbox or on your laptop – both placeswhere no one else can get to them.Document sharing means that everyone can easily access the latest copy of thedocument. It gives you confidence when you know that the whole team is working fromthe most up to date information.This can save a whole lot of time and frustration, as no one likes doing work onsomething only to find out that they didn’t have the latest version and that their timeand effort has been wasted as something has changed that they weren’t aware of.Most online tools will also have the feature to show the latest version but storehistorical versions. If you ever need to go back to a previous version of a document andsee what has changed, you can do that with a couple of clicks. This saves a lot of timearchiving and with version control, so if your software has this feature, learn how to useit!Document sharing doesn’t have to be limited to what we traditionally know as‘documents’. You can also share spreadsheets, images and videos. All of thesecontribute to better project communication and a culture of sharing and openness inthe team.Team collaboration is something that is easy to talk about but difficult to do. It’s reallyall about creating an environment where people feel happy and comfortable aboutworking together and sharing information. Using project management and collaborationsoftware is one way to make it a little bit easier. You can track the status of work, holdconversations with your colleagues and share key documents so that everyone has thesame view of project progress. ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 5
  6. 6. 6 Ways to use your Collaboration SoftwareHere are 6 ways that you can use collaboration software with your project team.1. Send Messages to Your ColleaguesEver wanted to talk privately to someone during a meeting? Or have something to addto the discussion, but you are in front of clients and can’t talk openly? Instant messagingis a great way to send short messages to your colleagues in private. The messageappears instantly on their screen and the software allows them to respond to you viatheir computer. No need to talk – no need for anyone to know that you have evenexchanged information, which is great if you are in a meeting with clients.Instant messaging can also work across time zones and countries. Your collaborationsoftware will show you who is online at any given time and if the person you want tospeak to is available, you can message them. This can be better than picking up thephone, especially if the person you are talking to does not have English as their firstlanguage. Sometimes reading a message and composing a reply in your own time iseasier than trying to hold a conversation over the phone where you have less time tothink.2. Start DiscussionsYour collaboration software will give you theopportunity to start discussions. These workin a similar way to messages but they areavailable for a group to see. They are not realtime either, so you can get input from peopleover the course of several days, meaningeveryone can contribute even if they aren’tworking the same hours as you.A discussion could be about any part of your project. The software will save thediscussion so that you can refer back to it in the future. This can be handy for audits, orsimply just to remind yourself what the group talked about and what the final decisionwas. ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 6
  7. 7. 3. Share DocumentsSharing documents through your collaboration tool can be a great advantage if you areworking with third parties who do not have access to your company’s network. Instead,grant them access to your collaboration software and they will be able to see the latestcopy of any document that you are sharing. This cuts down on the amount of emailtraffic and the number of documents stored (or lost) in boxes. Get your project teaminto the habit of uploading their documents to the collaboration tools so that you can allsee the latest version at any time.4. Share Your CalendarWant to know where your project team is? Set up a shared calendar. You can use it tokeep track of who is on holiday when, team meetings and major project milestones. Youcould also use it for other housekeeping tasks like making a note of when your teamroom is booked out for meetings or who is using the projector that day. You can shareglobal or resource level calendars and color code key dates. In fact, your calendar canbecome an extension of your project schedule and a really useful resource for the wholeteam. Sharing your calendar also prompts people to be transparent about where theyare and what they are doing – it can dramatically help to improve trust and openness onthe project.5. Add Notes and CommentsCollaboration software allows you to add notes andcomments to pretty much any of your project’s activities.You can comment on a task, attach a useful document to arisk, or add a note to reflect the latest status of an activity.Think of it as a bit like blogging, or like using a tool likeTwitter.A quick note added to an item on the project schedule canlet you, as the project manager; know exactly what ishappening or where you need to intervene. It can save youa lot of time ringing round all your project team members toget status updates – although you have to encourage yourteam to make use of this collaboration feature for it to be ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 7
  8. 8. effective! The software will save all these updates so that you can see the completechain of discussion relating to that part of the project at any time.5. Allocate Tasks to Each OtherAll projects are made up of tasks, and it can be difficult to keep track of who is doingwhat. You can allocate tasks to each other (or to yourself if you are maintaining yourown personal to do list). Each time you open up the collaboration software, you will beable to see the tasks in your own queue. If the permissions allow, you’ll also be able tosee the tasks in other people’s queues, which can be really helpful if you are trying tokeep an eye on what is going on elsewhere on the project.The software will show you which tasks are due to complete in the next few days andanything that is overdue. This is a much better system than everyone trying to work outtheir own priorities and getting potentially distracted away from the important tasks.Every time you need to know the relevant milestones for one of your tasks, they will beright there in front of you so that you can prioritize effectively.Collaboration software can make a huge difference to how you manage a project andhow effective you are at working with other people on your project team. Why not lookinto the features that your software has and start putting them to work for you?Project Leadership Goes Way Beyond Project CollaborationWhat makes for a good leader? While we all have our definition of what makes us wantto follow someone, at a minimum they must know what they are talking about, make usfeel secure in what they are saying, and then follow through on their commitments.Now, there have been endless debates and countless forum discussions about whethera project manager is indeed a project leader that fits the above description. Theconversation goes on ad nauseam that project managers do more than just “manage” aproject to completion, but rather “lead” the project to completion.Let’s put this argument to rest today. In today’s business environment, in today’seconomy, and in today’s competitive marketplace there are no longer project managersbut ONLY project leaders. There are no longer cut and dry, formulaic, off-the shelfproject plans that a project manager can copy and paste into a new project plan and ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 8
  9. 9. share with others using collaboration software. They can no longer update a couple oftasks, resources and dates and then sit back and fire off one email missive after anotherdemanding status updates and informing people they are behind.The world doesn’t work that way anymore. Project Managers (aka Project Leaders) mustget their hands dirty, become extremely familiar with collaboration, blaze throughuncharted territory for their team members to follow and carve a new way for otherteams and projects to follow behind.So, if you are an effective project manager then you are truly leading the project andteam members from beginning to end. The following are three traits that you MUSThave as a project manager if you want to quality for this elite new position of being aproject leader.CompetenceIt goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway….you needto know what you are talking about. People are not goingto follow anyone that they feel is clueless. This is theperson that always has to check with someone else, hasnot come up with an original thought for a long period oftime, or continues to make the same mistakes over andover again. NOTE: New mistakes are OK to make, but make sure you keep these to aminimum and learn from them immediately. How do you gain competence? Thefollowing are a number of ways that you can gain competence as a project manager:  Experience - It’s no surprise that experience is the best teacher. If you do something long enough, you can’t help but get better at it. If youve been in the same field for a number of years, or worked with the same people, or used the same technology, then this will always result in increased competence.  Education – Whether you went to a university, college, technical school or any other form of education, as a matter of course this will bring with it some form of competence and know-how. Make the most of your education and connect it immediately to competence by applying it in your job. Adults who have gone back to school after theyve been in the workplace really know how quickly education ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 9
  10. 10. can catapult their career forward. They are able to apply what they learn in the context of the business world immediately.  Pain and mistakes – A toddler will not touch the hot stove again after theyve touched it the first time and been burned. A project manager will not [insert your mistake here] again after theyve done it the first time and have been burned. There’s much to be said about learning from your mistakes that directly feeds into competence.  Learn from others – Become competent by learning from others. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. There doesnt need to be pride of ownership where your brilliance, knowledge, and insight thought of everything. Use collaboration software to share ideas and transfer knowledge. There’s just not enough time in the day. Ask people who are more experienced than you, in different industries, or have made mistakes so you don’t have to. Read LOTS of books about LOTS of things. Learning from others is one of the best, fastest, and least painful ways to shortcut the path toward competence.ConfidenceOnce you have established that you know what you aretalking about…then start acting like you know what youare talking point. There is nothing sadder than a projectmanager (leader) that is suffering from a lack ofconfidence. There is a quiver in their voice, a bit ofmumbling, and a hesitancy to speak up. Nobody wants tofollow somebody else that is unsure of where they aregoing themselves.How can you gain confidence? The first thing to do is to gain competence (see above).Just by the fact that you “know your stuff” you will begin to exhibit a certain level ofconfidence. Then, after a project is successful (or 2, or 3, or 100 projects are successful)then you will begin to ooze with confidence. People will look forward to yourcollaboration sessions. If you always check your facts twice and corroborate with two orthree different sources you will be able to speak from a position of authority andconfidence rather than a position of weakness and uncertainty. ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 10
  11. 11. Credibility Youve reached nirvana once you’ve made it this far as a project manager. Credibility is the quality of being believable or worthy of trust. This is when you’ve made it to the point of “I know you may not understand that this is the best way of doing things, but just trust me…” and they do. They put full faith and confidence in your word because they know you know what you are talking about, have been successful to this point, and have their bestinterest at heart.Maintain and guard your credibility with a vengeance. It takes a long time to achievecredibility and only a couple of mistakes, miscommunication, or even a professional rivalattacking you to lose this priceless achievement in the blink of an eye.Are you a project leader? If you’ve been a project manager for any length of time thenby default you are a project leader. There is no room for project managers that just‘manage’. Those days are gone and lackluster project managers have been releasedfrom their companies long ago by downsizing, layoffs and reductions in force. Maintainyour edge by bringing competence, confidence, and credibility with you wherever yougo and you’ll continue to find that you can bring value to any organization.7 Tips for Team Collaboration on Conference CallsThe globalization of the economy has project teams that are dispersed throughout theworld effectively completing projects through collaboration online. And, more peoplehave realized they can be just as productive (if not more so) if they telecommute fromtheir home office and use online collaboration software rather than battle traffic anddelays going into the office.Most of these changes are positive. However, these changes have also createdchallenges for many Project Managers. How can you manage project teams and clientsyou can’t see and keep tabs on what everyone is working on?One method is the quintessential conference call. But, even having a conference callthat keeps everyone engaged can be elusive. The following are 7 suggestions you can ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 11
  12. 12. use to help your project team make the most of these calls and ensure the highestdegree of collaboration in the workplace:1. Demand Everyone Show Up on TimeYes, DEMAND that everyone that is on your team show up on time. Make a BIG DEALout of this requirement to your team. Encourage them to be there a couple minutesearly. Don’t train them that it’s OK to come late because you’ll just recap the last 20minutes of the call they missed and waste everyone else’s time. The purpose of thesemeetings is for group collaboration, and they are part of the group! No excuses. If theyknow they are going to be late, a quick email, text, phone call, instant message or anyother form of communication is all it takes for them to let you know.2. Have Team Members Run Part of the MeetingLooking to keep everyone engaged? Assign team members to run part of the meeting.This could range anywhere from having them provide a web conference update tomoderating part of the team collaboration discussion. This will not only keep themengaged, but allow them to know how important it is for them to be tuned into the callwhen other people are talking.3. Say Their Name Before you Ask Them a QuestionWe all know that no matter how hard we try, it’s irresistible to not catch up on ouremail, book a flight, or plan out the next week while we are on a call. Then we hear adeafening moment of silence followed by “Jim, hey Jim…You there? Can you answerthat question please?” To which Jim replies, “I’m sorry, could you repeat the question?”leaving out the part about “I didn’t hear it because I wasn’t really paying attention”.As professionals we shouldn’t allow that to happen to us. But, what you can do as aProject Manager that is running the call is simply state someone’s name before thequestion is asked, or send them a quick instant message through collaboration softwarethat the conversation is heading their way. This alerts them to tune in, pay raptattention and provide an insightful response.4. Learn How to Use the Mute ButtonThis is a pet peeve of mine and a variation of #3 above. A question is asked of Jim, andthis time he has the mute button on. Jim is talking away but nobody can hear him. This ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 12
  13. 13. elicits “Jim, hey Jim…You there…?” which is followed by “Sorry, I was on mute…” and acoy giggle. Really? It’s not funny and the fact that this is the 12th time Jim has done thisreally kind of makes him look silly.The opposite of this is true as well. Make sure your mute button is on when it needs tobe. Nobody wants to hear conversations with family members, kids screaming, orwhatever other activity is going on at that time that should not be introduced to theworkplace.5. Don’t Type and TalkNothing says “I’m not listening to you” more than hearing the clickety-clack of keystyping away in the background with some perfunctory “uh-huhs”, “oh right”, and“really?” thrown in along the way. It’s just rude, disrupts the rest of the call and doesnothing to help with collaboration in teamwork.6. Instant Message Behind the ScenesInstant messaging (IM) is a great tool, especially if there is a conference call with a clientwhere a sensitive matter is being discussed. Keep an IM thread going on in thebackground with your team for quick clarification of facts as well as potentialcommitments to deadlines or deliverables. This real time communication tool is greatfor presenting and providing a united front as well as instant collaboration.7. Get Yourself a Decent HeadsetIf you are on a lot of conference calls, invest in a decent headset that you can plug intocomputer or phone. Not only do they sound crystal clear, but they will also save you thediscomfort and strain of having your neck bent all day long.The ability to manage teams virtually is no longer just a “nice to have” skill for a projectmanager. More and more, people are coming together while working at remotelocations for brief periods of time to accomplish an objective and then disband again.The ability to effectively manage a conference call is critical for the success of suchgroup collaboration and something that every Project Manager will need to master. ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 13
  14. 14. When Good Project Collaboration Meetings Go BadProject collaboration meetings are a key ingredient to the success of any project. This isthe opportunity you have to get everyone together that has a say on the project. Itcould be in the early planning stages of a project, or resolving an issue that haspresented itself, to closing a project out. Regardless of the time period, projectcollaboration meetings are just good form when it comes to successfully managing aproject.But what do you do when good project collaboration meetings go bad? We’ll discusssome of the circumstances that could arise in these meetings and what you can do as aproject manager to get everyone back to collaborating.The Demographics of a Project Collaboration MeetingLet’s talk about what a project collaboration meeting looks like first. Typically, you willbe running this meeting as the project manager. That means that you need to havedone your homework up-front and assembled the necessary collateral to have aproductive meeting. You need to have a clear understanding of the topic that is beingdiscussed as well as the goal of the meeting in mind. This is important, otherwise, youmay find yourself at the end of the meeting not even touching upon the very purposethat the meeting was put together.An agenda is a must, especially if there are anumber of people involved in the meeting. Thisshould list the topic being covered, who will bepresenting it and how long they will have topresent their information. It is good toschedule some extra time into the meeting tocompensate for someone who may be a bitlong-winded or a particularly thorny issue is raised.It is still your job as a project manager to keep everyone on track and ask the long-winded presenters to use a little less wind, but many times conversation will come upthat is relevant and important and needs to be covered at that time. The point is, don’tjam 2-hours of material into 2-hours of time. Rather, put 1 hour and 45 minutes into 2hours of time. The worst thing that can happen is you end the project collaboration ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 14
  15. 15. meeting 15 minutes early. Nobody has ever complained about getting 15 minutes oftheir life back!Additionally, prepping everybody prior to the meeting helps ensure that everyoneknows what the meeting is about, the desired outcome, and what their part is in makingthe meeting a success.How to Make Collaboration WorkThe novelty of remote workers has worn off. It’s time to get down to business…virtually.This recent switch and viewpoint toward the workforce has caused some concern forProject Managers who now wonder what project collaboration looks like with teamsthat are dispersed in multiple locations and time zones.What is collaboration in the first place? Collaboration is the ability for people to worktogether towards a common purpose to achieve business benefit. Sounds very nobleand inspirational, doesn’t it? It’s great to be connected to a group of people that areworking together toward a common purpose.Everyone pulls in the same direction, has each other’s back, and has a mutual feeling ofpride and accomplishment once the task at hand is complete. These are your peers whoyou have been through the good and bad times, stayed late at night together, traveledtogether and put forth that extra effort necessary to get the job done.But, what if you never see these people? What is collaboration in the new virtual workenvironment that is becoming more common every day? Is it even possible?Yes. Online collaboration with a virtual environment is possible. It’s just a little differentand requires a bit more effort. The following are some guidelines you can keep in mindwhen it comes to project collaboration with a virtual team.Know Your TeamIt takes a self-disciplined, self-motivated, and self-energized person to be able to workremote. Not everyone is able to handle the responsibility that comes when they are putin that environment, and many do not enjoy being away from the core team. If youknow the strengths and weaknesses of your team you can choose which team memberswill thrive in a remote environment and which ones will sputter and not succeed. If you ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 15
  16. 16. don’t start with a strong foundation of those who can be successful working remotely,then you certainly won’t be able to maximize your collaborative efforts.Keep in TouchIt’s up to you as a Project Manager to keep in touch with everyone on your team. Youneed to take the lead when it comes to collaboration, and what is collaboration withoutpeople knowing what is going on? Disconnects will arise if you only meet with yourremote team members during scheduled virtual meetings. Team members may bereluctant to bring up topics that need to be addressed in a group setting. Make sure toset up individual conversations, incorporate these into your Communication Plan anduse collaborative technologies that are available such as webinars and videoconferencing.Conduct Effective Virtual MeetingsA big part of working successfully and collaboratively with remote workers has to dowith how effectively conference calls and virtual meetings are conducted. People needto view meetings they attend remotely just as important, if not more so, than the onesthey attend in person. It’s hard to sneak into a face-to-face meeting without everyoneknowing you are late, disrupting the meeting while you are finding a seat, and thengetting caught up with what everyone has already discussed. This frustration iscompounded when you add the element of distance, not being in the same building ornot being able to get in touch with someone who is critical to the call. These are allcollaboration killers.Reward Collaborative BehaviorIf you are fortunate enough to have someone on the team who is used to collaboratingvirtually and is very effective at it, make sure you reward and reinforce this behavior.Maybe they share their screen every chance they get, or send out files ahead of time tomake sure everyone is on the same page, literally. Catch people doing this type of thingcorrectly and make a big deal out of it the next time you get together.Use the Best Collaborative ToolsWhat is collaboration effectiveness if you can’t see or work on the same documents ormaterials together? The trick is finding which tools are the best ones to use. How canthis be done? First, you need to start with your objectives. Do you just need the ability ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 16
  17. 17. to set-up conference calls every now and then or do you need full-fledged videoconferencing where the team members can see each other?Next, you need to determine the size of your typical team and the budget you are ableto spend. The good news is that for smaller teams (5-7 people) there are numerous freeoptions out there that range from Skype, to Free Conference Call, to AnyMeeting forweb and video conferences.Finally, understand how these tools work and make the most out of them. Work out thekinks before a “real” meeting takes place. Set up a meeting for the purpose ofunderstanding and testing the functionality of whichever platform you have chosen.There is nothing worse than fumbling through technical glitches for 10 minutes beforeeveryone can get up and running and move on to the business at hand.What are “the best” tools to use? There really is no one answer to that question. Thereare so many “really good” tools on the market today that it becomes a matter ofunderstanding your personal preference, budget, and collaboration needs. What’simportant is that they work for you and your team.Be the Person that Sets the LeadAs the Project Manager you need to make sure that you take every opportunity to workwith and collaborate with others towards a common purpose. This becomes challengingin a virtual environment, but it is certainly not impossible. Make it a point to showothers how to collaborate, what the benefits of collaboration are, and how some of theobstacles can be overcome in this new work environment.Provide for Face-to-Face MeetingsIf its within your authority and budget, there is nothing like getting this online teamtogether every now and then for face-to-face collaboration sessions. If you have workedwell virtually up to this point, you will see the effectiveness of your team’s collaborationskyrocket after these face-to-face opportunities. Embrace the new working model as aProject Manager. People are choosing to work remote for many reasons and you needto know how to make the most of this arrangement. Mastering this skill set of managingand collaborating with remote teams is another skill you can add to your resume thatwill serve you very well in the future. ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 17
  18. 18. 30 Day Free Software TrialThere are two key differences between ProjectManager.com and its competitors.The first is that we give you all of the features you need to plan, track and report onprojects efficiently. The second key difference is that our competitors charge a highupfront price as well as annual maintenance fees for new releases.Here at ProjectManager.com we offer you all of the features you need to manageprojects, at a small monthly price of just $25 per user. That simple! When you sign up toProjectManager.com, you also get for free: Unlimited Projects 3 Gigs of Document Storage Client Login Free Upgrade to New ReleasesTake Action, Sign-Up for a 30 Day Free Trial Today! Take a Free Trial Create your own Projects Sign up to boost your project successAny questions? Email support@ProjectManager.com andone of our friendly support staff will be happy to help. Wealso recommend a visit our resource library if you wouldlike access to further:-  project management tips  video tutorials  project management templates ProjectManager.com © 2013 All Rights Reserved 18

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