• Jan 07,2019

Start out 2019 right with BigTime’s Gantt chart feature. It’s a Pro and Premier-level tool that project managers use to visually gauge project timelines and tasks and prioritize their workload. See how all of your tasks and subtasks for a given project work together. This powerful feature is just one of many in our January release.

We’ve also created a baseline option in resource allocation; added

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  • Jan 02,2019

The standard mileage rates for cars, vans, pickups, or panel trucks will change on January 1, 2019, according to an IRS release. The rate will be $0.58 for every mile of business travel. This means you need to update your unit of measure in BigTime.

Follow the steps below to make this change. At the end of the article, we’ll explain the difference between Cost/Rate and Sales/Price, which will be helpful when you make unit of measure changes.

Select My Company…Field Values from the navigation bar.

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  • Dec 18,2018

Remote work is on the rise. According to Gallup, 43% of Americans worked remotely in 2016, up from 39% in 2012. As remote work becomes more popular, consider how to do it better—particularly if you’re a project manager who’s virtually managing multiple staffers and projects.

Try out the tips below to cultivate a healthy culture and get the most from your staff when working remotely.

1. Communicate

Communication is essential when working remotely and across time zones. Don’t let a misconstrued email lead to a missed

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  • Nov 29,2018

The internet of things (IoT) is reshaping the way we work and live, but it’s also bound to impact how project managers manage projects.

Simply put, the IoT is a network of devices that use the internet to exchange information. Consider Amazon’s Dash Buttons as a small-scale example. Push your Tide Dash Button, a small device that connects to Wi-Fi, to re-order a new bottle of detergent. More broadly, the IoT is being applied to cities—collecting data to better infrastructure, monitor traffic, and improve waste management—and many other facets of life from

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  • Nov 28,2018

What does it take to be an effective project manager? The answer may surprise you.

If you’re like most, you’ll probably say skills such as leadership and negotiation. Sure, these matter. But there are three additional skills that are critical in today’s fast-paced, data-driven world.

Be Proactive, Not Reactive

Take the time to strategically think through and plan for both the long and short term—even if that plan changes. A tentative project plan can help prevent missed deadlines, overblown budgets, and a lot of stress.

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