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Collaboration by Any Other Name: When Trends Trump Meaning

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A lot of different terms get thrown around in business. The tech world loves acronyms and lingo, and as a group we tend to use them to gauge the validity of messages in the marketplace. If the big guys are talking about project management, The Cloud, collaboration, or S-curves, you can bet that the rest…

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You’re Doing it Wrong: Collaboration Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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It’s collaboration month here at Conspire, so we’re bringing you lots of food-for-thought to mull over: rules for modern collaboration, ways to make the most of a collaborative environment, and how the expanding reach of project management practices ties in with synergetic companies. Keeping with this month’s focus, it’s time to talk about collaboration mistakes…

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Bypassing the Bottleneck: 3 Rules for Modern Collaboration

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Collaboration is at the core of modern business, but the way we collaborate isn’t always as cutting-edge as it could be. Since the tech world is definitely not suffering from a lack of tools — everything from streaming video to collaboration software, instant messaging, and social platforms keep us conjoined at the gadget — what…

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Project Management Roll-up: Questions to Ask, Lessons to Learn and Secrets Revealed

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Conspire focused heavily on project management in April, with posts covering everything from mistakes to avoid to the right questions to ask. Check out five of our favorites below. 1. Help! I’m an Unofficial Project Manager Project management is something for everyone, not just those officially called Project Managers. Anyone in a management role within any…

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Capitalizing on Collaboration: 4 Tips to Make the Most of It

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You’ve read it a million times — collaboration is king in agile business, it’s one of the best ways to be effectively creative, and bringing limited resources, people, and great ideas together is how successful organizations rise above the rest and remain ahead of the game. Well, plan to keep reading it, because it’s absolutely…

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Why Implementing Project Management Best Practices Means Something Different for Everyone

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How many times have you read a blog or article that claims to have vetted the thousands upon thousands of tips to come up with *the* definitive list of project management best practices? And how many times have those lists contained not-so-new advice, or made suggestions that just don’t fit your organization? While there’s nothing…

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The Dangers of Big Data: Opening New Doors or Breaking Them Down?

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As easy as it would be to hit you with a Matrix reference, I won’t. But, if you’ve ever watched binary code flash endlessly across a computer screen, you at least have a visual (though incomplete) concept of what “big data” is: data that’s so vast and dynamic that customary tools aren’t sufficient to capture and analyze it. The…

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