How Freelancers Can Save for Retirement
There are four main DIY options for retirement plans for the self-employed. Here’s a look at what they are and which one might be right for you.Read More
September 27, 2016
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For many businesses, employing a permanent full-time project manager is not a practical idea, as his or her skills are only needed for a specific time on a specific project. Because of this, most businesses choose instead to hire project management professionals and consultants on Upwork to collaborate on that specific task with them. Project management is often defined as the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques across a variety of areas to achieve the project’s goal.
The Project Management Institute describes the position and therefore the services provided by these experts as falling into five areas. There is the conception and initiation of a project, where the organization works with the expert to see what they want to do and what is realistic. Then there’s the planning stage, where this is all formalized along with budgeting and scheduling. Next is the launch of the project, when all relevant members of the team are given their tasks. During the course of the project, the consultant monitors and controls the project until its close, at which point an evaluation is carried out to ensure all the aims of the project have been met and any lessons learned from the work are carried out. Of course, there are variations between industries, and working with such a consultant ensures that the business can personalize the project in any means necessary. It is also the best way to make sure the project is completed as perfectly as possible.
In the old days, all work had to be done onsite. Then we outsourced to cut costs and increase productivity. Later, we near-sourced for longer work days that followed the sun. And we in-sourced to optimize employee competencies. Although each of these workflow evolutions were beneficial, they still limited us. Meet the new global workflow: cloud-sourcing.Read More
September 27, 2016
Application programming interfaces (API) have been around since the 1960s. So if they aren’t a new concept, why are they such a hot topic lately? Without APIs, the digital experiences that we expect every day as consumers wouldn’t be possible. Here’s a brief introduction to what APIs are and what they can do from Upwork’s free ebook, The API Economy.Read More
September 26, 2016