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10 good things about projects

In business and organizational dynamics, project management is often under a critical lens, primarily focused on its challenges and complexities. However, this one-sided perspective overlooks the positive impacts of effective project management on an organization. It’s time to shift the narrative and highlight the indispensable benefits that project management brings to the table.

If you need great software to manage your projects, consider our tool AceProject, as an option. Our tool is not based on the number of users, which can save you a lot of money. Sign up for free to AceProject.

The 10 Good Things and Advantages About Projects

Let’s explore 10 compelling reasons projects are necessary and a powerhouse of positive transformation within any business setting.

  1. Structured Lifecycle: Projects inherently possess a well-defined structure with a beginning, middle, and end. This clear delineation provides a roadmap for progression, instilling a sense of purpose and direction. The […]
By |2023-12-14T22:33:19-05:002023-12-14|

How to Find the Hidden Stakeholders in Your Project

It’s every project manager’s worst nightmare: a stakeholder magically appears at the end of the project and makes your life miserable.

Here are a few examples:

  • The project stalls at production because the IT team won’t install software that doesn’t meet the security requirements on their servers.
  • The great new product is not being used because the end-users feel it is too complicated and don’t need it anyway.
  • At delivery, the client refuses the product because it doesn’t meet an industry standard they forgot to inform you about.

Is any of this familiar? In any project, you’ll have visible and hidden stakeholders.

Visible stakeholders are easy to manage: they are vocal and will make their opinions known on their own. Even if they oppose your project, they can be monitored and, in time, convinced that your project is good.

Hidden stakeholders, however, are very dangerous. They won’t speak up. Sometimes, they are forgotten by the project team. As Murphy will have it, this stakeholder will appear in your project at the […]

By |2023-12-14T11:45:48-05:002023-12-14|

Project Management and Firefighting

Most bloggers won’t admit to how they often find inspiration for their posts in other blogs and tweets. Anywho, I found my inspiration for today’s post from this Tweet: “Why do so many professionals say they are project managing, when what they are doing is fire fighting? – Colin Bentley” from

If you need great software to manage your projects, consider our tool AceProject, as an option. Our tool is not based on the number of users, which can save you a lot of money. Sign up for free to AceProject.

  1. It’s a vicious circle.
By |2023-12-13T15:28:07-05:002023-12-13|

Win a Nexus 7: AceProject’s Most Wanted Enhancement

Today we are glad to announce our first contest in 2012. Become our first Winner by helping us improve AceProject!

How to Participate

  1. Like us on our Facebook Page
  2. Click the Nexus 7 image to access the contest zone
  3. Submit your most wanted enhancement as a Comment
Within 500 characters, describe as best you can your ultimate AceProject wishlist item.

Contest Rules and Winner

The contest ends on August 31, 2012. The winner will be announced on September 5, 2012.  The winner will be determined based on the number of “likes” the idea receives, but also on the clarity and level of detail provided.


The author of the chosen idea will win a Google Tablet Nexus 7 (8GB)

By |2012-08-21T13:30:02-04:002012-08-21|

Goodbye Contextual Help, Welcome Knowledge Base

Since last Friday, you probably noticed that “Help” links now point to FAQs. These FAQs are actually part of our knowledge base, which represents a more efficient way to get your questions about AceProject answered. Thanks to a powerful search engine, you can easily find answers to your questions.

We’ve kept the major help pages such as “Time Tracking” and “Task Dependencies”, but got rid of all contextual help pages. We’ve organized all the information in 11 categories (Projects, Tasks, Documents, Time, Expenses, Reports, Admin, Access Rights, Mobile, Intranet, and Miscellaneous).

We extracted the essence of each and every contextual help page and made a “Best of” out of it. Hence, we don’t re-explain every menu item every time and don’t repeat the “See Also” and the “Troubleshooting” either, like we used to.

Make sure you bookmark this link:, or click any “Help” link in the application.

That’s the link to the knowledge base. It may come in handy at times.

By |2012-06-20T15:00:44-04:002012-06-20|

Ace On Air – The AceProject Radio Show

We are excited to leverage a new concept for communicating with our customers.  We’ve decided to create audio/video presentations in the likes of a radio show with images.

Here’s the first show about Recurring Tasks. What do you think of this new concept?



By |2012-06-12T10:50:22-04:002012-06-12|

A Website Update and What’s Coming Soon

It's been a couple of weeks since we launched our new design. Our customers are pretty thrilled about the "New AceProject". We received lots of comments and many of them helped us tweak quite a few things, fix bugs and add elements to our roadmap. We are still working on the documentation, so please be patient. All help pages will be updated in the foreseeable future.

By |2011-10-31T11:00:35-04:002011-10-31|

The Rejuvenated AceProject

We are extremely proud to announce the official launch of the biggest enhancement in AceProject’s history, that is, a complete redesign of the interface.

The new interface was initially launched as a private beta. Then, a couple of weeks later, the beta was made public. Now, here we are, the new interface is now the official one for all AceProject users.

AceProject never looked so handsome! We are proud of the whole AceProject team. Each every team member was involved in the process.

Among other enhancements, the new interface includes:

  • Multi-project tabs that let you open as many projects as you want.
  • A global search box that lets you search among all tasks you are allowed to see.
  • A search box at the project level that lets you search tasks within a specific project.
  • A side bar in edit forms.
  • Sections in edit forms and search filters can be shown/hidden in accordance with your needs.
  • “Remember filters” option in task lists and easier-to-find actions.
  • Enhanced overall speed and more functional screens.
  • And much more…

Here are three screenshots of the new interface:

By |2011-10-03T07:35:13-04:002011-10-03|

Migrating to New Interface on October 3

Please note that the system will be migrated to the new interface (currently on beta) on Monday, October 3. No action is required on your part and no data will be lost during the process. The switch will occur at around 5 am Eastern Time and we anticipate 30 minutes of downtime, at worst. Should any of your users be logged in during the migration process, they will lose their session.

By |2011-09-28T13:12:10-04:002011-09-28|
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