Tim Clark

Tim Clark is a partner and senior analyst with The FactPoint Group, a market research and consulting firm. He also once worked as a reporter and columnist for CNET's News.com, Inter@ctive Week and Advertising Age.

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7 Tips to Managing Global Project Teams

Global teams are nothing new, but the challenges of a widely dispersed team are ongoing. Here are 7 tips to bridge the gaps that come with being a geographically and culturally diverse team....

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How to Start an Internet of Things (IoT) Project Team

“For a project manager . . .  the impact of the IoT is similar to the advent of the touch screen.” —Pete St. Pierre, president of IoT industry group IPSO Alliance and IoT product manager at Oracle. If the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a grand opportunity for project managers (and especially for IT project...

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Advice for the First-Time IT Project Manager

Are you an IT professional who was just given the opportunity to move into a project management role? You’re not alone. In many organizations, this is the logical next step on the career path. While this transition from a purely technical role to a manager of a team/project can seem daunting, we’ve got a few...

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How to Stay Engaged at Work When Your Manager Isn’t

We recently received a question on a LiquidPlanner blog about how project managers can get their team members more engaged. This inquiry is from the team member’s point of view. “My project manager seems disengaged lately. How can I become more engaged to compensate for this change? I value my job and want to succeed—but...

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LiquidPlanner feature spotlight: Tags—5 Ways to Use Them

Are you making the most of Tags? Tagging plan items in LiquidPlanner is a fast and effective way to categorize, filter and report on work—and we want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of this handy feature tucked within your project management tool. Tags, in a nutshell                                                                              As time passes and more projects fill...

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10 Steps to Manage Your Budget When the Scope Changes

If your budget is the roadmap to completing the project, what happens when the destination changes? You assess where you are, and how you got there, then redo the budget to complete the journey. Managing resources is filled with surprises. Change orders in projects are the norm, not the exception, so the seasoned project manager...

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9 Tips to Become a More Effective Delegator

Delegating is one of the quickest ways to perform your job better. When you effectively delegate work, you can do more strategic work and focus on what really matters and less on non-essential matters. Plus, most of your team members want more responsibility—it’s essential to their job growth. Everyone wins. But where do you start,...

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What You Need to Become a Big Data Marketing Agency

The agency world has changed markedly in the last few years, thanks to the rise of marketing automation software (Marketo, Eloqua, and Hubspot, to name a few). Marketing automation generates a tremendous amount of data, most of it captured in a data silo for each application. But siloed data makes it difficult to analyze trends...

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The 4 Top IT Project Management Disasters of All Time

When the IT project you management gets tagged “Top Priority,” you gain higher visibility in your company. Congratulations, and . . .  gulp—right? Even in the most successfully planned projects, there’s always a hiccup. And these prove to be the best learning tools. Whatever you run in to, be glad you weren’t in charge of...

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4 Common IT Project Management Challenges and 4 Solutions

IT projects are notoriously difficult to manage, and failure is an all-too-common outcome. The right IT project management software can help manage the risk, but the odds of failure remain daunting. A 2012 study by McKinsey & Co. and the University of Oxford tells a cautionary tale of large IT projects that are severely troubled:...

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9 Reasons Collaboration Produces Better Project Outcomes

As a project management professional, you want both the skills and the street cred as someone who produces successful projects. You also want to be relied upon as a team member that the organization can rely on to deliver the complicated assignments successfully. To do this, you need to harness the power of collaboration to...

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11 Questions to Ask to Be an Effective Delegator

To be a successful and effective project manager you have to know when to delegate, and to whom. Contrary to popular practice, this should not be a spur-of-the-moment decision. Delegating is something that everyone managing projects should consider from the project’s inception.  While collaborative project management software facilitates this, success depends on optimizing and using...

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