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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....
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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?" ...
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...
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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. ...
10/22/2018
Becoming a Successful Freelance Project Manager
Freelance has tons of advantages: from avoiding long-distance commuting to setting your own hours. Even so being a freelance project manager is definitely not the easiest career path to follow. Yes, you get to work wherever and whenever you want, choose the conditions you like and be your ow...
10/18/2018
Project Insight 18.10.1 Release Notes
Features New option to turn off the "Submit Time Sheet" button on Time Entry Grid Added "Time Billable by Default" and "Time Billable Flag Can Be Toggled" as available columns to the Task List View (only PMs/PMO Managers will be able to change this task field) When changing Project Opt...
10/16/2018
Artificial Intelligence: Business Friend or Foe?
Artificial Intelligence has emerged on the scene as a gamechanger, soon to be disrupting every aspect of our lives. Aside from understanding what AI is, the more important question to address is HOW it’s changing the landscape of business and the economy. We talk with Adrien Book, strat...
10/8/2018
Unplanned Downtime - October 8, 2018
7:40 AM PDT: Unplanned downtime occurred. We are going to reset and expect to be up in the next 10 minutes. UPDATE 7:53 AM PDT: Project Insight is back up and running. Please report any issues to support@projectinsight.net. We apologize for any inconvenience during this time.
10/5/2018
Project Scope Management
Scope management's purpose is to ensure that a project includes all the work required and does not include work that is not required to meet project objectives. The work required is derived from the definition of the product or service to be delivered (for example product features and functions) b...
10/3/2018
Project Insight 18.10.0 Release Notes
Features Improved SaaS and On Premise Software Delivery methods. You may not notice a difference, but - trust us - we will! Continued improvements to the PI Mobile App (Beta) Continued to improve REST APIs including: Critical Tasks in a Project & insert an API token in a report link fo...
9/25/2018
Emotional Intelligence in Project Management
So you can define the scope, create a project plan and track schedules. Great! One thing you might've overlooked: Coordinating a high performing team that delivers. Think IQ is everything in project management? Think again. It’s not what you know, it’s how you know. Now more than ever, emot...
9/20/2018
Scheduled Project Insight Update 09-20-2018
Scheduled update on 09/20/18 will require 10-15 minutes downtime: This Thursday, September 20th, for approximately 10-15 minutes between the window of 6pm and 7pm PDT Project Insight will be down for Project Insight update. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, contact us...
9/19/2018
Project Insight 18.9.1 Release Notes
Features Files are now only allowed Approvals and Custom Items as children (why did we allow a project to be added to a file in the first place?) Continued improvements to the PI Mobile App (Beta) "Calculate project values from target values when no tasks exists (top down)" checkbox no...
9/17/2018
Dashboard Bug Fixed
September 14, 2018 | 7:44 AM PDT: Our team has deployed a patch that fixed a bug on the dashboard. The bug appears to have only impacted a handful of customers -- Those with dashboards saved and shared reports. We apologize for any inconveniences experienced during this time. If you ha...
9/6/2018
Project Insight 18.9.0 Release Notes
Features Big News! We're in Preview to allow teams to turn on time entry on Issues, To-Dos, and Custom Items. System Administrators and Project Managers can allow this in the display form of those items. Time cannot be added to these items on the Time Entry Worksheet yet. Users will see entered ...