3 ways to start using simple AI in your Project Management

There have been several reports recently that focus on the slow uptake of AI and project data analytics, despite many in the project management community being outspoken about the benefits AI in can bring.   So what's holding people back, and how can you make a start with using AI for your project management?   In a recent article published on the APM blog, Professor Naomi Brookes...

By Team Sharktower

January 11, 2021

2020 and beyond: a Sharktower year in review.

2020 has been a year of change for every business. At Sharktower we’ve been busy refining and making our project management software even better - to ensure managing future change is easier than ever. Here, our Implementation Lead, Neil Greenhorn, takes a look back at new features we released in 2020, and reveals what's to come in 2021.   April 2020 - new mobile app notifications In...

By Team Sharktower

December 31, 2021

How it works: Starting a trial with Sharktower

A few people have asked why there’s no ‘Start a trial’ button on our website, so we thought it might be useful to explain why that is, and talk about how trials work with Sharktower.  A quick overview Sharktower is more than just a different way to format the data you already have. It’s a new way to approach project data and delivery altogether. And although we’ve designed it to be...

By Team Sharktower

December 14, 2020

7 ways to improve project team meetings

  Bloomberg’s recent study of 3.1 million workers’ meeting and email metadata shows that we’re spending 13% more time in meetings since the pandemic. Gone are the impromptu gatherings; discussing updates at the coffee machine or popping by someone’s desk to ask a quick question. And yet, while the average meeting time dropped from 1 hour to 47 minutes, the average meeting...

By Team Sharktower

December 2, 2020

Delivering the future: how to run, monitor and measure projects for better results.

  In our introduction to the Sharktower Delivery Map, we discussed how to create a project plan. Now, let’s look at how Sharktower helps you monitor and measure projects for better results. How many times have you been a situation where the plan is approved, everyone rushes into project delivery, then before you know it, you’re pulling all-nighters and dragging in extra...

By Team Sharktower

November 11, 2020

The project data dilemma: six questions answered.

So you want to use data to improve the way your projects are delivered, but do you need more data, or better data (or, most likely, both)? It's a common problem for businesses that want to become more data-driven,  and was a recent topic for discussion at The Project Data Analytics Committee meetup. The meetup was attended by our Director of Customer Success, Lynsey Taylor, and Committee...

By Team Sharktower

November 2, 2020

Plan A(I): how to create engaging, data-driven project plans

  When you’re trying to deliver the type of continuous and complex change businesses need to succeed and grow, outdated offline project plans are no longer good enough.That’s why we created the Sharktower Delivery Map – a ground-breaking new way for everyone involved in the project to easily visualise all of the moving parts. This collaborative project plan recreates...

By Team Sharktower

October 22, 2020

How will AI change project management? Five questions answered.

If you follow project management news and experts, you've probably heard or read various opinions regarding the potential impact of AI and machine learning. Even the Association of Project Management's latest report 'The Adaptive Project Professional', suggests that 'learning and understanding new technology' should be a key focus for project professionals. But who and what should you...

By Team Sharktower

October 6, 2020

How it works: real-time project reporting in Sharktower

Just as every business is different, so is the data you need to make confident, pivotal decisions. That’s why you need flexible reporting and insights that work for everyone – from senior stakeholders to the C-suite and investors.   Get a different view of your data Because Sharktower is truly collaborative (and intuitive to use), it captures and generates data continually: every time...

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September 29, 2020

Sharktower's Jira Cloud Sync add-on

Sharktower’s Jira Cloud Sync add-on allows you to synchronise stories to see the bigger picture and progress in one place, while developers continue to manage detailed workflow in Jira. How it works: Pair your Jira Project with your Sharktower project and our tool will start synchronising your Stories on each platform The synchronisation works both ways, so if the name or...

By Team Sharktower

September 15, 2020