• 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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  • Nov 21,2018

Any project manager will agree that utilization matters. But tracking utilization hasn’t always been easy—until now.

Enter BigTime’s Utilization Dashboard, which is available to Premier users.* This customizable dashboard helps you keep on the pulse of staffers and inform project planning. How? Read on to find out.

1. Gauge Staff Productivity

What projects are your staffers working on? Are they logging billable hours to them?

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  • Nov 20,2018

As you draft invoices this quarter, you’ll be impressed with our invoice redesign. It offers a clean, easy-to-use interface with new features, several of which you’ll use in conjunction with invoice review and approvals—a new BigTime feature that verifies that drafted invoices are complete and accurate.

Our invoice improvements are just part of the many features and fixes in our November 2018 release. We’ve also added new

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