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Six Problems Intelligent Project Management Software Solves

If you’ve been looking into project management (PM) software for your business, you’ll know that there are dozens of options out there. Most offer some form of task management and basic governance, but if you want a future-proof option that’ll help build a data-driven culture, you need PM software with AI and machine learning at its heart.  Here, Sharktower’s Product Knowledge Lead Andrew Kavanagh looks at common project management problems and how data-driven software can solve them.    Media…
July 30, 2020
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Losing your RAG? Why Explainable AI is the future of project reporting.

If you manage or oversee change delivery projects, you’ll be familiar with RAG reports. But how much can you really rely on them? A RAG status can alert you to a problem, but without real context and understanding of what drives the metrics, project managers still have to rely on their own analysis, anecdotal insight and gut feeling. Not only does that create unnecessary stress, it leaves PMs with little…
July 14, 2020
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Video: Sharktower named FinTech of the Week

In their ongoing series, the team at FinTech Talents named Sharktower a 'FinTech of the Week', showcasing our AI-driven portfolio project management. Our CEO and Co-founder Craig Mackay spoke at the FinTech Talents Festival, and posed the question: Is your project management smart enough for the future you are trying to create?   Introducing the video, Craig explains: “I’ve been doing this for 20 years, and I'm frustrated that we…
July 6, 2020
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Podcast: Data Leaders of the North

In Episode 10 of Data Leaders of the North; The Podcast, Kyle Winterbottom invited Sharktower CEO and Co-founder Craig Mackay to discuss the relationship between data-driven change and organisational agility.     In the podcast, Craig covers various subjects, including: How enterprise organisations and challenger brands differ when it comes to change Why data has become a focal point for decision-making How the complexity or simplicity of a business determines…
July 6, 2020
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5 AI-Powered Products We Love Right Now

Sharktower’s AI is designed to revolutionise project and portfolio delivery, but we’re part of a huge worldwide community that’s doing cool things across all sectors. We want to start celebrating our AI family more, so here’s a shout-out to five AI-driven products we think everyone should know about. (This content isn’t sponsored, and none of these companies has paid us to say nice things. Although we won’t be offended if…
June 30, 2020
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Unlocking A Data-Driven Delivery Culture To Enable Enterprise Agility

Sharktower was a Gold partner at this year's Future Business Forum, which was attended by organisational leaders who are focused on innovation. Here, we share our CEO Craig Mackay's keynote presentation from the day.    In this article, Craig covers: The need to develop a data-driven culture to respond to change What large organisations can learn from successful start-ups How to leverage data to increase business value First up, what's…
June 22, 2020
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5 Things People Ask About Sharktower

We started building our software more than five years ago, but since our official launch early in 2020, we’re still a fairly new name in intelligent delivery management. So we’ve put together answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions people ask about what Sharktower is, what it does and how it works — from the AI to how it integrates with other software. Ready? Let’s go.   1. What…
June 15, 2020
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What’s The True Cost Of Project Waste?

Do you regularly see overspend and under delivery in your change projects? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Research conducted on over 5,400 projects by the University of Oxford showed that, on average, large IT projects run 45% over budget while delivering 56% less value than predicted. Among the causes, the research cites outdated approaches such as manual project reporting, along with process-driven cultures where outcomes aren’t clearly linked to business objectives. But what…
June 8, 2020
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Let’s Not Go Back To Normal

Perhaps you're already back in the office. Or just mentally and logistically preparing for a return to 'life before lockdown'. In either case, if your job involves project delivery, the chances are you'll have your work cut out for you. From managing change brought about by the pandemic, to ramping up projects that have been on hold, most project management teams are about to be busier than ever. Yes, that…
June 1, 2020
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Are Your Projects Stuck In The Past?

We live in a world where our banking apps can create our monthly budgets (and help us stick to them). Smart home devices automatically adjust our energy settings according to our lifestyle. Our social channels, music and TV streaming services know what we want even before we do. OK, so these are pretty simple examples of everyday AI, but they’re the shape of much bigger things to come. And they…
May 22, 2020
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If you’re already using Sharktower or are curious about how it works, you’ll find tips, tricks and FAQs in our online user guide.

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