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According to a survey by MIT, a third of the US workforce has shifted to remote work as a result of the global pandemic. The growing WFH trend made employers nervous about a reduction in productivity and its potential impact on their businesses, increasing the demand for employee tracking software. Monitoring solutions that record app and URL time, take screenshots and calculate productivity rankings became a new trend.

Americans are expressing growing concern about their personal data security and see more risks than benefits in data collection, which feeds negative sentiments towards digital tracking tools. So, are companies taking technology…


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We’ve all been there: you begin jotting down your to-do list for the day and feel anxiety coming up because there’s no way you’ll be able to get all these things done today. When you try to prioritize items in your list and decide what to do first, you feel paralyzed because most tasks seem equally important and time-pressing.

If everything is called a priority, then nothing is

Being busy doesn’t mean being productive. If you are reading this article, it’s time to step off the hamster wheel and develop a new mindset to improve your quality of life. Read…


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Today’s project managers, freelancers and business leaders need to keep up with the pace of emerging technology and management trends. When it comes to project management methodologies, the number of rules, acronyms and principles may seem overwhelming even to experienced managers. To help you choose a methodology for your next project and provide you with new tools and ideas, we’ve created the following list of approaches to project management.

Traditional Project Management Methodologies

Traditional project management works best in projects that require a sequential approach. Unlike other methodologies, it emphasizes linear processes, upfront planning and prioritization, meaning fixed timelines, budgets and requirements. Benefits of…


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We all have 24 hours in a day and time is ticking away second by second. We can’t save, store or reuse it. There’s no way to manage time but we can manage our attitude, activities and environment to get the most of the time we have. This is what time management is all about.

As entrepreneurs, managers and professionals, we are hungry for growth, want to reap results and progress in leaps and bounds. But results are not a direct output of time, it is a product of the efforts that we’ve sown. …


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We usually rely on our own abilities when working on our productivity. However, sometimes some professional advice is necessary. There are many online productivity courses created by time management and productivity experts that help build new habits and defeat procrastination.

Of course, the main factor here is your own effort. But time management theory, combined with practical suggestions, will definitely speed up your work on building productivity habits and getting things done. The courses don’t require any prior knowledge, so they fit anyone. …


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Smart time management enables you to work smarter, not harder so that you get more done in less time. If we could squeeze this concept into a single piece of advice, it’d be the following: think through your day and put the things you want to get done in your calendar. However, most people struggle to live up to this rule, which leads to disappointment and frustration over time.

The hard truth is that time waits for no one. If you want to accomplish more, you should learn to keep up with the time. No amount of time management books…


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Time trackers are usually straightforward and easy to use, while the timesheet approach gives rise to many questions and misconceptions. In the previous article, we shed light on some of the most common questions about employee timesheets, including how often you should fill them out, whether you should keep them confidential, and how to make your team submit timesheets. Read on to learn more about timesheets and how to use them effectively.

Timesheets — Good or Evil?

Timesheets is the way we track employee hours and projects, create payrolls and billings, evaluate employee performance and more. But at the same time, employees often think of…


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Project managers involved in software engineering projects have to accurately plan the resources from the very beginning to ensure that the project meets the deadlines, budgets and client’s requirements. To avoid negative consequences such as delays, decreased quality or increased costs, managers need to estimate, allocate and plan the resources and distribute them according to the highest priorities at any given time.

By resources, we usually mean people, their time and sets of skills. However, resources also include tools and equipment, money and services. Although types of resources are universal, the management approaches differ across the industries and depend on…


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Time tracking is an essential part of proper business and project management, especially nowadays when many companies move their staff to remote work. Timesheets and time tracking software are the most common tools for recording working hours and remote team management. Time trackers are usually straightforward and easy to use, while the timesheet approach gives rise to many questions and misconceptions. In this article, we answer some of the most common questions about timesheets.

What are Employee Timesheets?

A timesheet is a physical or software-based time tracking tool where employees register time spent on tasks, breaks, meetings, and more, depending on the company’s policy…


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Strong business begins with strong resource management — the ability to plan, track and optimize the utilization of resources such as human resources, time, money, equipment. When it comes to managing projects in the software development field, managers should consider the software development life cycle that includes multiple rounds of investigation, analysis, design, building, testing, implementing and maintenance. So what do you need to keep in mind when managing resources in software projects?

What is Software Resource Management?

Software resource management is about forecasting, allocating, scheduling, tracking and optimizing your team, their time and budgets to deliver software and web projects with maximum efficiency. Other…

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