Project Management

How to Relieve the Boredom of Working on Your Own

Although freelance work can be very rewarding, it can still be a struggle to maintain focus and drive away the boredom of working on your own. In order to maximise your efforts and minimise feelings of stagnation, here are a handful of tips to keep in mind. Break Your Daily Work Up One of the...
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You Asked for Gantt Charts

This year ProProfs Project will be 5 years old. During those 5 years we’ve had countless requests for Gantt charts. Today we bring them to you… It’s an exciting time for ProProfs Project. We released a new version late last year and are excited about migrating everyone over to this new version in a few months. We’ve...
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Would You Take the Gamble and Work for Free?

  When you first make the announcement that you’re going to start your own business, you will probably have lots of ideas about how you’re going to be different. In my experience, one of the most common differentiators people come up with is price, with some even working for free. Is this a wise choice?...
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What Should You Ask Your Client Before Starting a Project?

  Beginning any project can be a challenging task. However, one of the most important aspects that you need to address is the ability to establish clarity and a working rapport with any client. What are ten things that you should ask during the planning stages? The Time Frame? You need to know when the...
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What’s the Secret to Being an Entrepreneur?

School sets us up for many things, but the clear intention of all those years studying is to prepare us for a world working for “the man”. The skills we learn, the way we are taught and the final interview with the career guidance people pushes us towards employment. So why do so many of...
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What’s ProProfs Project?

What all this about projects? Well, ProProfs Project is a free, simple and fun project management web app for freelance or personal projects. We want you to be able to do all the stuff you need to do as a freelancer such as invoicing and sharing projects with clients but have fun doing it! It’s being...
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What’s Bubbling for 2010?

Well, project’s only been live for about 4 weeks and it’s seen huge growth! I didn’t realise it would be as popular as it has been which is awesome. Please continue to spread the word, I’ll just make sure the server can handle it! 🙂 As you can see by clicking on the Feedback tab,...
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What Truly Motivates Us

Why did the chicken cross the road? The answer: Motivation. Motivation can do so much to help or hinder a person that much has been written about how we can tap into the psychology of it in order to become as productive as possible. The chaotic world we live in demands that we do certain...
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What Makes a Good Project Manager?

Project management to a lot of people is simply the task of putting ticks in boxes and shouting at people to get things done. I once heard a project manager say that he hires very ‘thick-skinned’ people because he knew he’d be shouting at them. Would anyone really want to work in such an environment?...
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