Analysis Paralysis

I used to work with a colleague who was constantly on the lookout for the best project management and productivity tools. While I admired their dedication to continuous improvement, their tendency to start and then abruptly stop use of a given PM method left a trail of unfinished mini-projects in their wake.

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Tool Review: Simplenote

As a PM nerd, I'm always on the hunt for project management hacks that will make my projects (and my life) more efficient. Today's featured tool is Simplenote. It's a desktop, web, and mobile application developed by Automattic, the parent company behind the Wordpress blogging platform. The application's purpose is truly as basic as it sounds--to offer a clean and simple interface for taking notes.

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Gotta Catch 'Em All: How to Develop a Comprehensive Stakeholder List

One of my readers asked me how project managers can make sure they're not forgetting about any key project stakeholders as they're preparing for a kickoff meeting. Here's how I'd recommend catching them all to develop a comprehensive stakeholder list:

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Tool Review: Zenkit

I wonder if I'm like most PMs in that I am constantly on the hunt for the next snazzy new tool that can transform my project from "blah" to "boo yah", energize my team, and coax progress out of the doldrums and into the stratosphere. Today's tool review: Zenkit--another PM tool that promises to be everything to everyone.

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