Identifying potential project risks is an essential task for any project manager.


We're taking a new approach to software development - and we want your help!


If you're a Viewpath client, we know you already love Cheryl as much as we do!


The face of the work world has changed dramatically in recent years.


There are so many traits that make a good project manager.


Whether you're new to the world of project management, a leader who is coaching a young team, or a professional working with a project management…


So, you're an experienced project manager who has done well in your career so far.


Communication is probably the most important, yet under-rated life and business skill. Good communicators are often good leaders, able to bring…


Did you know that some of the most popular project management methodologies were born in the manufacturing industry?


“Justin, I need you to bring in everything you can this quarter.” “Okay…” I said, waiting for him to continue.


I’m probably just like you. Project Manager isn’t in my title. I don’t have any fancy project management certifications or formal training to…


The global pharmaceuticals market was worth $934.8 billion in 2017 and will reach $1170 billion in 2021, according to a 2018 pharma market…


“I’m really concerned with the new compensation plan that’s been put into place,” I said to my former Head of Sales. “Ok…” she answered, waiting for…


The healthcare technology industry is a very exciting one for project managers to work in. Not only are you at the cutting edge of technology and…


I once held the belief that my motivation, perseverance, and work ethic was independent of anything outside of me. Put me in any situation, any…


Evaluating new software can be overwhelming and difficult. Evaluations can be time-consuming and costly too. Quite frankly the entire process might…


Anyone can be a project manager. In fact, if you work in the corporate world, chances are good that you will be project manager - even if it's just…


Today marks six weeks in my new role here at Viewpath. The transition into the tech field, and into the project management realm, has been an…


Project management is about so much more than managing projects. Sure, there's a lot of skill involved, and the better your subject matter knowledge,…


Are you a confident project manager; one that team members look to for direction and one that senior executives trust to successfully complete tasks?


You’ve made the jump to automating your customer relationship management (CRM) processes, now what?  The next logical step is integrating it with…


What exactly is a project management office? How does it differ from a project management team? Shouldn’t project managers align themselves to the…


So, you have done a needs assessment and found that your organization could really benefit from the creation of a formal project management office…


Whether you’re an accidental, new or experienced project manager, you should know that the success of your project is directly tied to the quality of…


At some point over the course of your career, you’re likely to have to perform the duties of a project manager.


Some people think that anyone can be a project manager. "Just follow the process and you'll be fine," they say. But those of us with a bit more…


Did you know that in 2016, for every $1 billion invested in the United States, $122 million was wasted due to lacking project performance?


As a project manager there are sure to be some things you’d like to improve as your team takes on 2019. From what we know about project managers,…


Project managers wear many hats: facilitator, manager, problem-solver and even interpreter -- translating business needs into actionable plans for…


Diversity (or the lack of it) is still a big problem for many US organizations. At Google, the problem is so bad that employees partnered with…


As the year draws to a close it’s time to celebrate your PMO’s successes in 2018. Perhaps you successfully implemented a large-scale digital…


Take a look at the latest article published on medium.com by our Senior Architect and Technical lead Phil Karl.


5 Mindfulness Tips that Can Make You More Productive


In one of many firsts for us this year, Viewpath is thrilled to be debuting our brand-new project management platform, Viewpath 4.0, at the PMI…


Finding the best project management software for your organization requires a lot of thought and a little digging.


 


People, Product and Possibilities – the tripod of a successful software start-up.


Have you heard of the Perlan Project? It’s a cutting-edge aeronautical exploration and atmospheric research organization that uses gliders to fly at…


Natalie Steck's Podcast with Jeff Hyman just released! Listen here​ 


It has been a big year for us here at Viewpath! We have new leadership, we secured the funding we need to grow and expand into new markets, we…


“There is a big difference between a satisfied customer and a loyal customer.” - Shep HykenWe have two goals in writing this post about loyalty:1. We…


This is a guide to help those in the field of project management.  The purpose is to illustrate the typical journey from an entry-level project…


We are proud to be featured in this post on a popular project management resource site!


“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”


It’s a common (and somewhat understandable) misnomer that “being nice” is what helps make leaders successful. I mean who doesn’t want to be the nice…


Vacant stare? Check.


Who doesn’t love positive feedback? As social animals, acceptance and recognition from others hits our pleasure receptacles like finding a pair of…


Ah, the halcyon days of my early career in project management – Idealistic; focused on digging deep into projects; leading teams; filled with a sense…


As project management professionals, we love to delight the customer - bringing a project in on time and at (or preferably under) the customer’s…


Technological advancements can make our jobs easier. They also pose the risk of replacing us; rendering our knowledge and capabilities obsolete in…


Morpho. Anonymous. Bureau. Chaos Computer Club.


#&*%# happens, right?  We expect issues and problems (to some degree) on our projects. Heck, conflict can sometimes occur with team members, the…


The project manager is the project leader. The go-to guy/gal; the one everyone looks and listens to for direction and status. The Steve Rogers to the…


No one will argue how critical it is for project requirements to be documented early and correctly. They form the foundation upon which the solution…


“But I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For…”


In part one of this two part series I talked about the importance of well-defined project requirements and the critical role scope management plays…


News flash: “Detailed requirements are the lifeblood of any project.”


In this final installment of my three part series on maximizing project profits, I'd like to examine how change management fits into the equation.…


Welcome to the second installment in my three part series on maximizing project profits. In this second segment, let's examine the role of good…


In this first installment of this three part series on maximizing project profits, I'd like to consider the overall project manager task of budget…


Risk management. Why not every time, every project...in detail? It makes absolute sense, right? The process of performing risk management on the…


I’ve written a lot about project success factors and thoughts on why projects fail. I've done surveys and received lots of feedback from readers and…


Planning. Plan to succeed. “Plans are nothing...planning is everything.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Should planning the project be tasks that are included in the project?  I think most of us would say yes.  I know I think so and that's how I create…


Have you ever been asked to step onto a project as a project manager in mid-stream to help out or fill in for an outgoing PM or possibly try to “save…


Closeout isn't any easy time for project managers. You'd think they would be feeling relief. Rather, it's closer to anxiety. You know the scenario ….…


You always think of the project manager as the go-to person on the project. And for the most part – at least as a figure head – I think that's true.…


A project that goes off without any issues, risks and challenges seems like a great thing.  And maybe it has it's place, but challenges are a good…


In part one of this two part series, we examined the first two of my personal list of five key project problem areas to watch out for to keep your…


Everything is under control. That's what you think. Your project is running smoothly...you are in charge. The customer is happy. Suddenly, the wheels…


Here's the scenario... Someone in the organization is leading a project that is going south fast. Forget about what made it all go wrong. It could be…


The team over at TopTal recently wrote about how NOT to manage your remote team. Since the team here at Viewpath is entirely remote, and scattered…


This is a common frustration for me as a PM....customers who are completely unable to test or lack the personnel to do it or have no idea what they…


Thinking about what might be coming down the pipe in the not too distant future can be fun. Have you tried it? I can look back to 1985 (ok, for me…


Looking back, this project has taken on a mind of it's own...but trust me...it was a horrible experience at the time as well. Nothing like I had ever…


Cybercrime is real. It's real in the big data services we use, it's real in the big stores we buy our groceries and household items in, and it's real…


We all hope that customer expectations have been accurately set coming out of the sales process. Ideally, the customer will have a draft project…


I’ve been managing projects and consulting engagements remotely, virtually and with distributed teams for about ten years now.  While it is very…


As project managers, we can't ever afford to rest on our laurels. It's not as if we really ever get any laurels, but that's probably fodder for…


Ok, that's really not possible...I realize.  I'd like to think it was, and by my estimations, based on the 3 main ingredients to project…


Project timeliness issue.  Are we on time...is the next deliverable that is due going to happen as expected?  Your customer wants to know that. …


Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor of CEO/CFO Magazine recently interviewed Dean Carlson, CEO for Viewpath. He says, “Since day one Viewpath has exclusively…


If you are small business or startup or working with one in a PM role  - you likely realize (or will come to realize) that you need some standardized…


Repeat after me.  You can't test for your project customer.  You can help them get through it, but you can't do it for them.  In the business world,…


CEOs know a lot about how to run a company, work with clients, lead teams.  No doubt about it.  But there is always room to learn more, right? …


The new project manager, or relatively inexperienced project manager, isn't likely to be assigned a very new or inexperienced project team on his or…


The project sponsor is defined as “a senior executive in a corporation (often at or just below board level) who is responsible to the business for…


Ever taken over one of those sinking projects halfway through the engagement?  If you haven't yet...you probably will at some point. So prepare…


I’m not saying I’m always the brightest light on the Christmas tree – I definitely have my moments.  I’m sure you’ve had those you’ve dealt with –…


What if you were handed a project to lead and you started to plan out resources, verify that the budget you were given (or the price the project was…


Are you looking for that next project management challenge in your career? Well, just about everyone else in the workplace is looking to do the same.…


The bottom line is this...more projects fail than succeed. And by failure that can be lots of things. A project can end with a good, working,…


Most clients appreciate being part of most everything on the project. Some even want to be in complete control. It can be both helpful and…


Job postings for technical project managers sometimes look like they're asking for technical leads who might happen to want to lead a project team on…


It's never fun, no matter how helpful or constructive the discussion may be, to hear things that others think you may have been doing wrong. We all…


This is an interesting concept that may be intrinsic to some or all of us…or maybe not.  But I came across it by accident the other day and thought…


What's your organization's project management practice like? How is it structured? What does the leadership hierarchy look like? Is it functional or…


Want to go the extra mile for the project client to gain some points?  We often try to do extra things for our project clients when things are going…


Clear, concise, accurate communication among project stakeholders is critical to project success.  Project managers need to continually communicate…


It is way more fun to tell the project customer “Yes, we can do that.” No questions, no explanations...just very positive and ready to move forward.…


What is in store for future project managers? No risks? Hardly...it's likely only going to get worse with the high proliferation of cybercrime...the…


Let's face it, you'll never completely remove risks from the project...that's like saying you will undoubtedly live till you are 100 years old.  It…


Here's the scenario. You're running a technical project from the delivery side and you're coordinating the efforts of your team, you're leading all…


Viewpath was recently included in an article on CIO.com as one of the project management tools worth taking a look at. Brad Egeland says:  


Viewpath has completed the ServiceMax Partner Certification process, giving users yet another point of integration. 


Wouldn't it be nice if all we ever had to do was manage one project at a time?  Many do this – but often they are very large, long term and complex…


I have heard this quote or something similar before... Bad ideas sometimes win because of the skills of the communicator. So true. Loud wins. Crazy…


Consider this...a project is temporary, has unique goals to meet, and many different tasks to manage, delegate and coordinate.  Sometimes those tasks…


How much involvement and help do we want from our company's senior leadership in our daily project lives and in our overall project management…


Projects just happen.  Everywhere you look, projects are being initiated...even though not everyone will immediately recognize the effort as a…


If your project is going south, of course analysis and corrective action are the first things you think about.  Some projects can be saved...some…


Success on every project?  It's a nice goal, but it isn't reality.  The three general project success determiners are on time project delivery, on…


Sometimes you do everything in your power and the project still can't be saved.  It may not even have anything to do with anything you or your team…


It happens time and time again.  Sales works out the estimate and end sale with the customer and then hands the whole package off to someone who…


Are you managing risk?  Too many project managers and project customers push to avoid or omit risk planning and management as too time consuming and…


Often the key to future project success is to make sure we understand why we have failed in the past.  We can observe along the way, conduct lessons…


Most projects rise out of a need...that's a given.  But likely there is a financial analysis and a need analysis component to the decision making…


I'm going to admit something here...I don't usually create a mission statement for my projects.  It doesn't matter how early I get involved as either…


I’m definitely in favor of managing projects remotely when it makes sense.  I’m in favor of remote project management when most or all project team…


Is project management the same across all industries?  Well…in my best opinion it is at least similar. I think that a project manager can be…


This is one of those moral dilemma articles or articles that focus on a question of integrity.  Let’s set the table.  You are an experienced project…


As a project manager, your projects…your team…your customer are the most important things in the world to you, right?  Well, at least in terms of…


Depending on the type of organization you work in, as the project manager or consulting PM you may be helping to negotiate the project with the…


In this never- ending world of change that surrounds us, we are more or less conditioned to always be reacting to the situations around us.  This, of…


Project deadlines are critical and often impractically set by someone almost completely unrelated to the project.  That doesn't mean you can get it…


One of the first things any project manager must do on every project engagement – regardless of the size – is put the project budget together.  The…


When you get handed a project to lead, you expect that the project in hand has been well thought out by the client and hopefully by your sales team…


I see a trend in the world of technical project management among clients I am working with on projects.  It is that many have learned from past…


You would think this would be a no-brainer.  You would think this would be a logical step in the process.  But, in reality, do we have our team and…


Ever had that feeling that the project is going so smoothly that you might have forgotten something?  You're rolling toward go-live and there maybe…


You know those times when you've made what seems like great plans for the day only to have something else come up and grab all of your time and…


Risk management made simple...that's probably the best way to go.  Make it too difficult and it just doesn't happen.  But it needs to happen. …


Pain and learning experiences are good for us...right?  As long as they don't kill us first.  Stress, chaos, misdirection, issues, changes and scope…


CEO, Dean Carlson, is sharing some great insights into how project management can work within your Customer Relationship Management (CRM).


Planning for threats and managing risk.  There’s that word again…planning.  Avoiding…mitigating.  As Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention…


In project management, unfortunately, failure is a way of life.  You’ll never realize 100% success on your projects.  In fact, you’ll likely never…


You’re losing a project team member or just need more help on the project.  Either way, you need to bring someone in to fill a team member spot and…


Consider this – you’re building out your project staff for your next big multi-million dollar, yearlong project.  You have major input as to who you…


You’ve heard it before…CEOs and corporations bragging about how they can do so much more than the competition with less.  Less staff and less money…


Many of us became project managers out of necessity.  I became one because I was bid on a government project in that role and we won the contract.  I…


CIO Review recently did a special edition on project management, and Viewpath was selected as a Top 20 Most Promising Project Management Solution…


When you are leading a project for your organization and the actual project customer is an external entity, where should your project loyalties lie? …


The potential for project failure looms over every project and has since the beginning of time.  Most surveys and reports have the project failure…


Projects happen in just about every organization.  There may or may not be a formal project management process in place in an organization, but…


Sometimes projects just weren’t meant to be.  Failure is painful, and sometimes we are surprised by it and sometimes we see it coming through ongoing…


Project failure isn’t something we set out for – but it just happens and sometimes we can’t do anything about it.  Yes, sometimes we screwed up.  Or…


I always say that communication is Job #1 for the project manager.  Without accurate and efficient (and frequent!) project communication to the team,…


You have done what you can to land new project customers at the moment and you have few potential customers interested in your service – or they’ve…


Many companies think they are creating a functional project management office or have one in progress.  The question is…is the organization and the…


You are the PMO director.  A big project is coming up and you need to figure out who is going to lead it.  It’s complex, highly visible and valuable…


Why do you keep buying from the same places over and over again?  What drives you back to them when you need a quality product and you don’t want to…


 


So many projects fail – by most estimates and surveys projects fail more often than they succeed.  So the question is this….when we succeed on our…


Imagine this scenario:  your company is in trouble.  Customers are leaving in droves.  Product rollouts just aren’t working.  You’re losing money…


Agile is huge in the software development and project management world at the moment, in case you haven’t noticed.  New hires are expected to have…


Here’s a scenario head into very carefully:  the project customer who professes to have the project and all the requirements mapped out.  Sounds…


In matrix or professional services organization, the project manager is usually given a staff of project professionals to manage for the duration of…



There is no question that, in general, project managers are expected to take charge and work pretty much on their own when leading project…


Change control, change orders, scope management…ugly words.  You hope it doesn’t come up, but invariably it does on most projects – especially if the…


Senior management’s interests or the customer’s needs.  We hope that they aren’t in conflict, but sometimes they are.  Yes, senior management wants…


As project managers we are constantly being faced with challenges that threaten the success of our projects and our team’s efforts on those…


One drives the other.  Or the 2nd drives the 1st.  Or vice versa.  Which should come first, the schedule or the budget?  It’s a tough call – each…


Project management as a concept and infrastructure in the organization helps create standard practices and hopefully helps an organization…


From a detail point of view, or a dollar point of view, or a timeframe point of view, I realize this statement doesn’t hold up.  All projects are…


Recently, advisory firm, Software Advice conducted an insightful study entitled “Web-Based Project Management Software Small Business Buyer View…


In Part 1 of this two part series we began looking at how the project relationship between project manager/team and customer can become strained –…


It always creates an uncomfortable situation when the vendor – client relationship is less than happy.  Sometimes the project manager isn’t even…


While we are emerging, somewhat, from difficult economic times, we still aren’t out of the woods just yet.  Projects are still going on hold,…


You try everything…best practices, every trick you’ve ever learned, leaning on every mentor and skilled resource you can think of, and networking…


In Part 1 of this two part series, I presented the first three of eight key areas of competence that I generally see as necessary for the IT business…


No question about it, when projects fail, most organizations are quick to blame the project manager. But many people continually site poor…


You know that new car smell or how a new romantic relationship feels?  Ok, that may be a little over the top in trying to equate that to the feeling…


Whether you are a “visual” person who needs to see in order to understand or an auditory person who prefers to hear in order to best comprehend, I…


In Part 1, we began looking at the first two of my personal idea of five areas to focus on to ensure you get the most from your remote project team. …


With electronic communication being the norm, project team members located all over the world, and project or consulting customers also located all…


In Part 1, we were discussing those clients that are either difficult to please or that you have experienced a rocky engagement with so far resulting…


Deliverable signoffs should be easy.  You deliver, your customer gives you signoff – and hopefully payment for that deliverable if that is the…


You're the project manager - you're in charge.  Right?  You delegate tasks.  You run the meetings.  You create and update the schedule.  You manage…


I know that we all try our hardest and our projects likely succeed on most or many levels nearly every time out.  But still a majority of all…


Work smarter, not harder or longer or crazier… If you’re like me, you try not to take the most difficult route to the end solution.  You try to find…


I was going to call this, "what if your project customer makes a stupid decision" but that sounded a bit harsh and maybe too subjective...even though…


In Part 1, we discussed the first four of my personal list of twelve things to do on every project to make your life easier.  And by that I mean…


An easier road for the project manager – doesn’t that sound nice?  Since projects generally fail to one degree or another at a greater than 50% rate,…


Whatever your choice of project management software - surely it isn't covering ALL the bases for you.  What is it missing that you wish it could be…


The Ebola scare is no joke - it is very real.  And with the first diagnosis on US soil, the scare is very real to Americans now.  But let's…



You're three months from rollout on an 18 month project and you're basically on schedule.  Basically.  You just got a call from your project customer…



You've run through a fairly successful project.  Now you are at that point of making sure everything is complete, everything is ready to rollout and…



 


Hello readers....  I would like to get feedback from our visitors on this topic.  What makes a good project manager a great one?  Or possibly…


I realize organizations are often overbooked on projects and understaffed on project managers. It would be too much of a luxury to have an abundance…



Viewpath, the makers of the full-featured, online collaborative project management software, is offering a free edition of their product available to…


In Part 1 of this two-part series, we defined the term stakeholder and we consider key project tie-ins that actually make them stakeholders. Sort of…


What does project stakeholder mean to you?  Someone who is interested in your project?  Someone with a financial stake?  The sponsor?  Your team? …



 Project management takes effort.  There is no doubt about that.  And yes, you do have to put effort into the management of your project resources as…


I would like to think that I'm a flexible person. Well, I am now...at least more so in the last 2-3 years. I have to admit that until having some…


No one likes to run into project resource conflicts on their projects – it can be both a painful experience and a tricky issue to overcome.  You may…



Sometimes it is just good to get back to discussing the basics. How we plan out projects and how we get the project kicked off will vary from…


I would like to think that I'm a flexible person. Well, I am now...at least more so in the last 2-3 years. I have to admit that until having some…


Let’s get one thing straight.  I firmly believe all projects should be subject to formal weekly project status meetings with the project customer. …


In Part 1 of this two part series, we began to examine several issues or instances that can cause teams to be less than effective as we move forward…


As of March 1, 2014, the Viewpath Professional Edition will officially launch. A few minor changes will occur between the Beta Professional Edition…


If you've been sitting on the fence regarding whether or not to upgrade to a paid edition of Viewpath, now is the time to decide! Viewpath's prices…


In order to achieve success on our highly technical, very detailed oriented projects, it’s imperative  we have highly effective teams.  Problematic…


We will be slightly increasing our Team Edition price to $15/user/month as of Mar. 1, 2014. Good news though! You can lock in the current base price…


After February 28, 2014 the number of Free Starter Edition Observers which can be added to any NEW project will be changed on the Team and…


Viewpath does not allow users to access/control any aspect of data encryption.


The only data that requires at rest encryption is our Standard Login Password. There is no need for other "at rest" encryption within the application.


We do not maintain separate databases for customer data.  Our robust permission model constrains access of all project data to only those on the…


The customer is always right.  Every customer is important.  They all should be treated as #1. That's easy to say. But is it easy to carry out?  Is…


Contributed by Brad Egeland An incident in my family today made me very thankful for our technological advances and yet also made me question if we…


Audit sounds like a bad word, doesn’t it? Many of us think of audit so negatively because it’s always been tied to something financial and scary…for…


What's your take?  If you have a happy customer who is satisfied with the end result of the project, have you essentially run a successful project? …


Contributed by Brad Egeland The project manager is always in control, right?  Well, I doubt that most project managers really feel that way.  Most of…


Contributed by Brad Egeland In Part 1 of this two part series on the need for PM skills on the part of the project manager, I examined negotiations…


Contributed by Brad Egeland Unquestionably, the project manager must be a negotiator from time to time.  From little things like give and take on…


If you're confused about how to use constraints, fear not! This quick how to will give you a jump start on making use of them in Viewpath.…


Contributed by Brad Egeland In Part 1 of this two part series, we covered the first two of my list of five ways to motivate your team throughout the…


Contributed by Brad Egeland Your project team basically represents all of the tools you have at your disposal as a project manager – excluding, of…


In Part 1 of this two part series, we discussed the first four of my list of eight things a project manager may regret not doing on their project.…


Contributed by Brad Egeland I realize that sometimes the project you’ve just been handed seems like one you can take some shortcuts on and still be…


Contributed by Brad Egeland   I was watching a show the other day about vineyards in Champagne, France.  I'm not much of a wine/champagne connoisseur…


The Labels column is user-defined, allowing you to quickly categorize and sort related tasks. Labels are accessible on the Task tab, and are viewable…


Linking tasks together, also known as creating dependencies, can help make managing your project easier. Change in a project is inevitable, but when…


Contributed by Brad Egeland Everyone wants to get the project engagement started off properly.  It’s important…you never get a second chance to make…


To kick off the back-to-school season, I thought we should take a look at Parent-Child tasks. Designating tasks as a Parent or a Child  can help you…


Contributed by Brad Egeland In Part 1 of this two part series on how to handle your project customer who is so upset that they have been pushed to…


Contributed by Brad Egeland We are all likely familiar with situations where we have to manage a frustrated project customer. Maybe they don’t feel…


Contributed by Brad Egeland I’ve always said, project managers must be bold. They must be confident. They need to be good decision makers. But even…


Brad Egeland recently reviewed the Resource Allocation tools on Viewpath. Brad says "I speak from experience when I say many organizations – big and…


It’s quite surprising to see how many project or task management tools there are on the market that charge a pretty penny for their application and…


Will Kelly of TechRepublic recently took time to try out Viewpath. One of the primary goals we have at Viewpath is to provide a powerful project…


Contributed by Brad Egeland As project managers, for the resources on our project we usually get what we get. I don't mean that as a bad thing or a…


We have just introduced a way to link your tasks together. You can now identify tasks based on their row # inside the Predecessor or Successor…


The simple answer to the question is, “No.”


I was once again watching one of my four little ones' favorite shows - Peep and the Big Wide World (which I happen to consider to be just about the…


Projects get into trouble – it’s just a fact of life and something we’ve all dealt with. Some are easy to fix, some take some demanding re-focusing…


Professional Edition users can now display Critical Path in a Project, both visually on the Gantt chart as well as a column option in the List View.…


In Part 1 of this two part series on the key components of project leadership, we examined the critical part communication plays in the overall…


Project leadership….how would you define it?  Confidence, organization, authority, decision-making, power, influence…anything else?  In terms of flat…


If you’re new to project planning, the whole process can seem very intimidating. But, if you take it one step at a time, you’ll find you can build an…


I'm one of those individuals who have a hard time delegating. It isn't so much that I think I can do it better than anyone else.  It's more that I…


It’s doubtful that many of us have worked for just one manager during our professional careers. In fact, you’ve probably worked for 5-10 different…


Professional Edition users have a new high-level project status view. The color-coded graphics provide a quick visual reference, and hovering over…


How we start a new project engagement can sometimes set its course for either success or failure. It's a hard concept to grasp that how we kickoff a…


By: Brad Egeland How many of you remember The Brady Bunch?  Do you remember the episode where Greg, the oldest son, tried to avoid getting in trouble…


We're happy to announce our brand new help pages are now available. The new Support Desk features search functionality of our Knowledge Base, making…


Whether you’re on the road, at Starbucks, at home or behind your desk at the office, you are free to work on any projects in Viewpath using any…


You’ve been given more responsibilities, one of which is finding a way to keep track of tasks for projects the company needs to get done. Where do…


In a recent article in the PSBJ-Local rivals chase after Microsoft, Emily Parkhurst wrote about the next generation of project management…


Drill down to the details you need with the additional filtering capabilities built right on the reports dashboard for quick and easy access.…


Update 2 (3:05pm PST): Looks like we're back. Here's what Google had to say:


Users can now add a custom message when inviting resources to their projects. On the Resource tab, select the checkboxes for the resources you are…


Adding custom Branding to your projects allows you to feature your own company logo or a customer's on your Project. This feature is available for…



We're always happy when we find a new Viewpath review on the web. It's even better  when the reviews are independent, written unbeknownst to us. It's…


Observers can view the project, but cannot make any changes, except to update tasks to which they are assigned. Team or Professional Edition license…


Starter Edition users can add unlimited "Guests" from any organization. "Guests" don’t have full project visibility, but it’s easy for them to…


If you're anything like us, you're loving the Salesforce AppExchange redesign. It's sleek new setup makes it even simpler to integrate external…




If you have a set of tasks with a Parent-Child relationship and the Parent task is linked to a Predecessor, the child tasks will be constrained and…


Select the checkboxes for the tasks to be designated as Child tasks. Click the blue right-arrow icon in the toolbar to indent tasks and create the…


Access is granted on a project-by-project basis. Simply go to the Resources tab and add a name and email address to the list. Then, choose the…


Viewpath allows users to track time using a Time Sheet feature. This feature is available on upgraded accounts. It includes the ability to:


You can create as many Templates as you need. Anyone listed as a Resource on the template, with “Observer” access rights or higher, will be able to…


With Viewpath, you can manage Resource Allocation on a per-project basis or across multiple projects. The Allocation tool offers many options to help…


You can designate a task as a milestone by adding the milestone column on the Task tab, and selecting the Yes checkbox. Milestones are displayed…


These icons are a quick visual of the status of your tasks. The red circle indicates a task is past-due. The yellow square indicates tasks within 1…


Viewpath offers two Burn-Down options: a Burn-Down Chart for overall Project status is available on the Projects tab. Select one or more projects and…


Viewpath allows you to create and save reports across multiple projects. Your report can be isolated to individual users, specific date ranges, types…


Viewpath is designed for ease of use including inline-editing, drag-and-drop scheduling, and quick updates. Any changes made on a project are…


There are several link options. Select two or more tasks, click on the “Link” menu and choose the appropriate linking option. The link icon on the…


Copy/Paste is available throughout the application. You can use the dashboard icons or Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V. You can copy the entire row(s) of information…


The simplest way to keep people informed of assigned tasks is to have them log into Viewpath on a regular basis. They will see the “Today” page which…


Yes, Viewpath offers easy-to-use data export via the commonly used .csv file format, which can then be opened in Microsoft Excel or numerous other…


Viewpath maintains project and event data for at least 90 days following the expiration of an account. Anytime within 90 days a customer can…


You can complete and fax us this Change of Payment Method Form or call us directly at (877) 843-9728 (from outside North America call…


Simply click here to go to the Password Reset page. An email will be sent to you with a link to your personal password reset page.


While you are logged into Viewpath, click on your email address in the upper right corner then select “Upgrade” (or “Account” if you have already…


To archive, select any Project(s) and click the Archive icon. To view archived projects, click on the Filter icon and un-check the “Hide archived…


Viewpath is built on the Google App Engine and integrates seamlessly with Google Calendars. This integration is bidirectional; updates to the…


We respect and protect the privacy of our customers, and we do not sell or distribute this information as per our Privacy Statement.


There are several ways to track costs in Viewpath. You can assign a per/hour “Bill Rate” to any Resource, and the application will automatically…


Click here to create a Free Starter edition account. No credit card is required.


Click here to begin a Free Trial of the Team Edition. No credit card is required.


This depends on the Browser. Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer (8.0 or above) are supported.


Viewpath is a completely web-based application, which means you only need an internet connection and a web browser. Viewpath is compatible with…


Starter Edition is free for teams of any size and includes features such as an interactive Gantt chart; dependency linking; email notifications and…


One of the easiest ways to increase online browsing speed is to regularly clear Temporary Internet Files from your Browser's memory cache. We have…


We automatically switch your account to the free Viewpath Starter Edition once your complimentary 15-day free evaluation period is over. You can…


The application is designed so the majority of the calculations and other work is actually done in the browser. This allows for fast drag-and-drop…


Viewpath provides 256-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology (which is the same level of encryption used by most online banking sites).…


Click here to upgrade your account.


All standard keyboard shortcuts are available in the application. Click here to view a short video demonstrating the shortcuts.


Viewpath offers discounts for multi-month and multi-user purchases. Perhaps not everyone on your team needs a paid account. Email us at…


Payment can be made with any major credit card. Exceptions can be discussed in cases where a large number of licenses is being purchased. Contact…


Even as a free Starter Edition user, you can create as many Projects as you want and invite as many free guests as you need on each Project!


There is no expiration to your Free Starter edition account. You can also change edition levels between free and paid to adjust to your needs.


Any customizations you make on your account will not affect anyone else’s account. If you add and remove columns, choose your own date format and…


You can upload any file type provided it is not larger than 10 megabytes in size. You can also create a link to inline documents such as Google Docs…


In previous versions of Viewpath, we included automatic notifications. We discovered the majority of users did not want to have these notifications.…


Each Member’s login password is kept strictly confidential. No Admin or other Member can create, see, or modify another Member’s password. You can…


Yes, you can use task linking to link milestones.


If you have a Project open when you log out and then see “Loading...” on that tab the next time you login, the owner of the project has either…


Viewpath requires your browser zoom level is set to 100%. If the browser zoom level is not set to 100%, the application can exhibit this behavior.…


Simply click the “-” next to the Parent task. This will collapse the view of all Child tasks for that Parent. Clicking the “+” will re-open the Child…


There is no restriction on the number of collaborative Teams a Member can create or be invited to join. A Member may use a single login (email…


Upgraded users do not have limits on attaching files or other project data. The free Starter Edition restricts users from uploading documents. …


There is no restriction on the number of Resources that can be granted “Owner” access on your projects.


Viewpath is available on the Salesforce AppExchange. When added to your Salesforce Organization, users can associate Viewpath Projects with Accounts,…


Each project has its own Workday schedule. Because Viewpath is a tool used globally, we recognize some projects may be impacted by a country’s…


Viewpath has several tools allowing you to share project details with those outside your resource list:


Yes! If a specific task needs to extend beyond the normal workday hours and days, you can override the default schedule using “Elapsed Time” values.…


Viewpath is available on the Google Apps Marketplace. When you add Viewpath to your Google domain, your users can easily launch the application via…


A new option to import only Assigned Resources when creating new projects gives you the ability to import all your place-holder resources without…


Timer The new Timer feature makes it easy to track and log your time on your tasks from either the Task tab or Today page.  Team edition users just…


A recent report from analyst firm Gartner projected that by 2015, “75% of knowledge-based project work in the Global 2000 will be completed by…


A few days ago we launched our new intro video to the Google Apps Marketplace. We've been adding new features at a rapid pace and the old video…


Bill Rate Team Edition users can add the Bill Rate column on the Resource tab to easily track hourly costs of any resource. An associated Labor Cost…



Agreement Allows Viewpath 3.0 to Reach 60,000 Value-Added Resellers


Excluding Holidays Viewpath now offers the ability to add Holidays to your project schedule. Just click the + icon on the Workdays tab and select the…


Preferred Date Format This option lets each user apply a preferred date format to their schedules. Select the "Date Format" drop-down menu below your…


Upgraded Viewpath Service Provides Interactive Graphics, Dramatically Simplifying Workplace Collaboration and Coordination BELLEVUE, WA – (November…


Burn-down Charts Teams that like to see Project progress in an Agile context can instantly switch from Gantt chart view to a "Burn-down" chart. This…


Unscheduled Tasks You can now list Tasks without a Start/Finish Date. This lets you easily put prioritizing and scheduling details on hold until…


Task Updates in Salesforce Salesforce users now have the ability to update project progress on their own customized "Today" page within the…


Graphical Time Sheets We have added the ability to log Time Sheet entries in a new graphical format which is intuitive and easy to use. This design…


Quick Menu Access for Mac Users A mouse-over graphic in the column headers make it simpler to open the drop-down menus for features such as "Sort" or…


More Template Options Now your team has more ways to create and manage Templates on your Project page. Youll see a graphical icon on any "active"…


Enhancements for Multi-Project Navigation We've improved multi-project navigation & application Links so you can quickly open an existing Project,…


Timesheet Integration Easily track billable and non-billable hours on any project. This new functionality lets you rapidly post "Timesheet" entries…


Saving and Naming of Custom Reports Added functionality to the Reports section lets you "Save Current Search" after you have create any custom report…


Archiving Projects You can easily Archive and Restore any Project on your Project List. You’ll see a small file icon beside the projects you have…


Resource Management New features in the Resource section (of each Project) gives you greater visibility to user-verification status and relevant…