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    Visualize Your Progress

    Tracking Progress is high on our To Do list. We are planning to implement this as a special column or maybe as a plug-in.

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    Tips and Tricks: Adjust Month Settings

    If you have set your project settings to a month, you will probably have noticed the month width is quite broad. If you want to schedule more than a year, it is possible you don’t need al that space and might actually prefer a more narrow width.

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    The Campaign for Real Project Sponsors by Peter Taylor

    We all know that critical to any projects success is having a good project manager but after that then it is pretty important to have a good project sponsor; but, like the saying goes, ‘you can pick your friends but you can’t pick your relatives’ and the same is true of project sponsors.

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    Project Management and the Alien Encounter by Peter Taylor

    I suspect that you will all know this story:

    Six blind men were asked to determine what an elephant looked like by feeling different parts of the elephant’s body.

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    New Special Column: Auto-Numbering

    We have added a new special column to the tool: auto-numbering. With this column each row in your project schedule will be numbered. It can be very handy to use as a reference when discussing the schedule with your team or client.

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    New Special Column: Traffic Lights

    We have a new Special Column: Traffic Lights. Add them to your schedule if you want to indicate the status of a task or group.

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    Why Plan? Project Planning Part 2 by Martin Webster

    In my last post – Why Plan | Project Planning, part 1 – I explained how project planning helps us to predict and prepare for difficulties.

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    New Feature: Introducing Plugins

    One of the reasons Tom’s Planner is so easy to use, is that we keep the number of functionalities to the essential minimum. But the number of users is growing by the day and we get more and more requests for all sorts of functionalities and most of the time we think these ideas are great!

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    Stress Free Holiday Cooking with the iPad

    The combination Tom’s Planner and the iPad is great to help you manage extensive and important project plans on site. In the kitchen it will help you oversee (stress full) projects like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners!

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    Why Plan? Project Planning part 1 by Martin Webster

    Many people get hung up on project planning. Some say they don’t have the time to prepare one. Others think they are unnecessary. They assume the project plan is a complex document; one that accounts for every minutes of every day.

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    Product-Based Project Planning by Susanne Madsen. An Introduction to Product-Based Planning.

    In this blog post Susanne Madsen explains the importance of project planning and introduces five steps to producing an outline plan during the planning and initiation phase. The outline plan is based on the principles of product-based planning.

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    NEW: Corporate Accounts

    When multiple project managers within your company are using Tom’s Planner, a Corporate Account is the way to go. You can manage the Tom’s Planner accounts used within your company in one convenient place and you can get a discount of up to 35% on all purchases.

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