5 Characteristics of the Best Project Leaders

By Brad Egeland. Certain qualities across the board make the best leaders in many professions. In order to deliver consistent success in the project management world, our project leaders need to bring specific skills and characteristics to the table. Success on any given project can be luck, but success on a consistent basis on project engagements [...]

November 28th, 2021|0 Comments

5 Ways to be Everything to Your Project Customer

by Brad Egeland. You’ve been handed a project for an important customer to your organization. Project managers are necessary – but also sometimes looked at by a project customer as an expensive, necessary (maybe) evil. So be careful – you may be treading on thin waters from the beginning. Figure out your place and how [...]

November 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Improve Communication with Collapsed Groups

When you are using the GamePlan Whiteboard to communicate your project plan to stakeholders, have you ever wished you could hide some of the detail?  An exciting new development now allows you to collapse and expand groups on the Whiteboard! Let's look at this mind map example in GamePlan. To collapse a group, right click on the group and choose Collapse [...]

October 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Subtasks bring added efficiencies to GamePlan

We are excited to bring you subtasks in GamePlan!  The benefits of subtasks in GamePlan include: improved efficiency greater flexibility better communication & collaboration accurate scheduling simplified tracking detailed reporting Improved Efficiency The improved efficiency of using subtasks can be shown with a software development example.  An issue needs to be fixed.  The activities that need to be [...]

September 17th, 2021|0 Comments

Mind Mapping in GamePlan

The concept of mind mapping started in 1974, almost 50 years ago.  Mind maps have proven very effective for collaborative brainstorming and visual planning. The standard mind map planning process is to first create your mind map and then to export it to a project planning tool.  But this is inefficient, and it is typically a one-way workflow, which means that as more ideas [...]

May 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

15 additional Usability Enhancements

We have spent the last six months implementing approximately 50 general usability enhancements.  Now we will switch gears and start adding new functionality to GamePlan. Here are the most recent 15 enhancements: You can now enter custom vertical lines on the Gantt chart.  This makes it easier to communicate important dates, such as deliverable dates and milestones, to project stakeholders. [...]

May 19th, 2021|0 Comments

Further GamePlan enhancements

In the last three weeks, we've added the following enhancements to GamePlan: 1. Multiple resource editing You can now change properties, such as working hours, for multiple resources at a time.  To do this, select multiple resources in the Icons Panel using the Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key. In the Data Panel you can now edit properties, [...]

February 18th, 2021|0 Comments

GamePlan Usability Enhancements

We are continuing to focus on usability enhancements and have just released the following: 1. The Task creation and editing dialogs have been standardized with the following features: if you click off of the dialog after making changes, the dialog will not be closed so you will not lose any work you can now apply the dialog with [...]

January 26th, 2021|0 Comments

12 GamePlan enhancements

The past couple of months have seen many enhancements added to GamePlan.  Here are the top 12: 1.  Significant performance improvements for large plans with thousands of tasks.  This was done to support GamePlan scheduling a £900 million construction project. 2. You can now box select on the Whiteboard.  Press the Shift key as you click and drag on the [...]

December 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Find and Replace

Ever wanted to easily change part of a task name for a number of tasks?  Now you can! When multiple tasks are selected on the Whiteboard, there is now a 'Find and replace' button in the Data Panel. Click this button to display the 'Find and Replace' dialog.  Then enter the text to find, the text to replace it with, and [...]

October 7th, 2020|0 Comments