project management

Elements of the Perfect To-Do List

Elements of the Perfect To-Do List

1. Make a list. And then? Here are my tips to make sure your list is perfect so you can tackle all your to-dos with ease. >>

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

When you work remotely or on a large team, being able to connect on the fly can make a big difference in your productivity. At Litmus, we use a popular messaging tool called Slack for all of our internal communications.

Slack is a real-time messaging tool that sorts you into various channels, like chat rooms, where you can discuss what's going on, or use various integrations to get work done faster, like with Google Drive, Twitter, or RSS. (Or giphy, if you need to express yourself.)

And though I love Slack since it accelerates collaboration and flattens our organization, there's a LOT going on during the day, and it can be hard to concentrate and stay productive (which is the whole point of Slack!) Read on for my tips on staying productive using Slack >>

The Secret to Staying Focused at Work

The Secret to Staying Focused at Work

...isn't what you think.

As your workday gets longer and longer and we're on 24/7, it becomes difficult to stay focused. We're constantly drawn away by email pinging, slack notifications, instant messenger, or colleagues knocking on our doors. How do you shut all that out and get stuff done?

Book Review: Switch

Book Review: Switch

5 out of 5 stars | Switch takes a complex problem and breaks it down so you can actually solve it: change. Whether it’s trying to lose weight, save more, or stop a cycle of addition, the Heath brothers provide a clear framework to work with.

What I Learned From Creating A Stakeholder Map

What I Learned From Creating A Stakeholder Map

It's the people that make the project. But how do you get to know them? Whether you meet everyone informally over coffee or need to pour over HR charts like me, mapping out your key stakeholders, understanding what they want and what they need, will ultimately drive your project to greater success.