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IT Can Help Project Teams Be More Collaborative

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-06-29
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    IT Can Help Project Teams Be More Collaborative

    IT Can Help Project Teams Be More Collaborative

    By Dennis McCafferty

A significant share of business professionals are frustrated by poor collaborative experiences, according to a recent survey from Projectplace. Duplicated efforts present a constant problem for workers, and the global nature of project teams often leads to a lack of access to some members. Such counterproductive dynamics result in a considerable amount of wasted time during the week, as well as projects being delivered past deadline and over budget, findings reveal. IT can help business professionals by acquiring all-in-one collaboration and project management tools that can provide all the functions of the many cloud-based products used today, enabling enterprises to centralize team efforts. "Everyone is a project manager these days," says Jason Morio, segment marketing manager for Projectplace, by Planview. "They are working on teams that are increasingly virtual and dispersed—both inside and outside organizations. This extended team dynamic makes it even more critical to know who's working on what, keep everyone on the same page, track progress and tasks, share documents, etc., but current tool sets are letting them down." More than 200 business professionals took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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