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Welcome to the Wrike Community! ๐Ÿ––
 
This thread is here so you can introduce yourself to your fellow Community members and so existing members can welcome you on board.
 
Let me start: Iโ€™m Stephen, Iโ€™m a Community Specialist at Wrike. Youโ€™ll see me here a lot; managing the forums, chatting and generally helping out.
 
You probably guessed that already so hereโ€™s a little more about me...
 
I'm from Dublin, Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
I have a very lazy cat named Blue  ๐Ÿˆ
I have a manic fear of wasps ๐Ÿ
 
 
If I were you, I'd also add some details about what you're looking to achieve with Wrike, what you'd love to learn from other teams, or what processes you've got figured out. 
 
Donโ€™t be shy, tell us a little bit about yourself below!
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Good morning! (Hey, it's morning somewhere, right?)

I'm Michael with Design Data, a software company out of Lincoln, Nebraska. We produce CAD software for the structural steel industry and recently brought a new product to a new market using Scrum facilitated by Wrike! My title is Chief Software Architect, but I wear a lot of hats, and one of them was Wrike deployment lead, and that has morphed into Wrike local expert. I wrote software integrating our bug tracking system and Wrike.

We've been using Wrike for a bit more than a year now, and I think we continue to get more and more out of it. Our goals for Wrike deployment were to have better planning tools and to increase the ability to adapt to the inevitable changes that occur in plans as they are executed.

About Me

My career has largely been about software engineering, but I recently got an MBA for which I studied Open Source Software business models and leadership structures.

I moved to Texas a couple of months ago, so I'm now the remote local Wrike expert.

My wife is a librarian and director of a college library.

When I'm not up to my eyeballs in code, I like cycling and mixing cocktails.

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Stephen

Hi Michael, I've got a brief past in mechanical engineering so I'm pretty familiar with CAD design systems - really cool software to work with!

I'm wondering if the bug tracking system you mentioned is something you can share here? If it's not too complicated ๐Ÿ™ƒ I'm sure others would be interested in your approach. Feel free to share it in the Best Practice section.

I hope the cycling and cocktail mixing is not happening at the same time ๐Ÿ˜„

Welcome to Community! ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Hello Community!

I'm a project manager at a growing credit union focused in service and technology. We are starting implementation and would like to hear from any other Wrikers best practices for implementation and adoption. We want to be able to centralize projects, increase collaboration and better plan for our ever growing list of projects. 

 

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Hi Anna, welcome to Wrike and the Community ๐Ÿ‘‹

Planning, collaboration and keeping everything centralized is what Wrike is all about!

To get started, I'd suggest checking out the Wrike Onboarding forum. Stephanie has shared onboarding information I think you'll find really useful at this stage of your implementation especially Rolling out Wrike post.

If you have any direct questions about Wrike's functions, you can ask the Community in the How To forum and if you're looking for any process or workflow ideas you can ask in Best Practices, I'd recommend checking out this conversation, What is your Folder Structure for inspiration on how to get your Folder and Projects set up in a clean and tidy way.

There is also a wealth of helpful recorded and live webinars, here I'd suggest watching Getting Started with Wrike.

Any questions at all, feel free to post on Community. See you around the forums ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Thank you for the resources I'll make sure to check them out.

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Hello,

My name is Jillian Pelliccio and I'm the Executive Vice President at a small company called NuSpecies. We're a holistic health company that helps our clients rebuild their health naturally using our custom herbal formulas and lifestyle programs.

We implemented Wrike a few years ago and so far the most success we've had is to create tasks for stuff that we don't want to forget. Every time we create a structure to organize these tasks, things change and then tasks get lost. 

We have a couple of templates that work for our ongoing promotional campaigns and we went through one project successfully mapping it out in Wrike, but for day-to-day work management to keep multiple projects moving forward, we've failed. I can't go to my inbox or dashboard and be confident that it includes the tasks that I must do that day. We're overloaded with tasks that are overdue and with assigning ourselves too much work that didn't have enough time to get done in the first place.

What I'm hoping to get out of this community is advice or best practices at documenting things as they come so as not to forget them while not cluttering or diluting the potency of the stuff that has to get done right away. I guess also managing tasks in a way that allows me to know what's urgent vs. what's important and balance them.

Thank you! If you can link me to any articles or forums in here where this issue is addressed, I'd appreciate it greatly!

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Greetings Jillian:  Wrike is a great product.  I implemented it at a large company F5 with many programs, projects, and tasks, And I have since moved to a smaller consulting company where I have multiple clients doing projects which I manage . I am happy to share my documents on set up and training with you to help you set up your projects in a way that may make better sense as opposed to having a lot of (unrelated) tasks to respond to.  Feel free to email me at davis@demarcheconsulting.com and we can talk by phone or email.  

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@Jillian Hi, welcome to the Community, happy to see you here ๐Ÿ™‚

I am sure that your company can benefit from using Wrike! To get started, I'd recommend checking out this article about the four building blocks of Wrike. It covers the essentials you'll need to know about tasks, projects, folders and Spaces. Other Community resources that will come in handy:

Best Practices forum - ask for and share the best tips on using Wrike. For example, here is an article on creating Dashboards for work organization.

How To forum - here you can ask questions and get answers from the Community members. Like this one on Workload Charts that help a lot with planning effort allocation. 

Onboarding Your Team forum - a dedicated section for members who are new to Wrike or who are onboarding new team members. Great advice on how to onboard an entire company can be found here

I'd also highly recommend checking out our webinars. They cover a great number of features and Best Practices. At the very bottom of the webinar's page, there also are video tutorials. 

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions that you have ๐Ÿ™‚ The Community is always happy to help!

 

@Patricia Thank you so much for such a warm welcome of the new Community members ๐Ÿค—

 

Lisa Community Team at Wrike Become a Wrike expert with Wrike Discover

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Hi,

My name is Javier Delgado, I'm the Projects Manager for and IT company. We implemented Wrike few months ago and I recently made the person in charge of manage this tool and our projects.

We work in multiple new projects and ongoing maintenance projects at the same time it, so we use Wrike to help us with the management, sometimes the complexity of make our current structure a bit week. Any advice and best practices.

from this community in regards complex projects will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Welcome, Javier Delgado, happy to see you here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Make sure to check out our Best Practices section, there are a lot of tips on how to use Wrike. You can post specific questions there or on our How To forum. 

Happy Wriking! 

Lisa Community Team at Wrike Become a Wrike expert with Wrike Discover

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Hello everyone,

I'm an audio engineer at the catholic radio station radio horeb in Germany.

I'm also one of our wrike admins and a power user, of course.

I'd love to get wrike working at our company at a level where internal emails are needless, so I'm still wondering why wrike bases it's own notification system primarily on email.

I happily live with my wife and five children in the southern suburbs of Munich, I love enjoying the beautiful nature and working with wood.

I primarily support suggestions like this: https://help.wrike.com/hc/en/community/posts/115002774389--Status-Backburner-Editing-Notification-Types-in-the-Inbox?page=3#community_comment_360010697813

God bless y'all!
Florian

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Welcome to the Community.

Looking forward to hearing of your best practices!  I was born in Furth.

 

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Hello, Wrike Community! I'm Sherry and I have spent the last, oh gosh, 4 hours venturing through the Course Catalog. This is a nice break from ServiceNow which I've worked on in some capacity for the past 7 years now. So far I am loving Wrike and can't wait to figure out what else it does. Cheers!

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So nice to meet you, Sherry Sullivan! Welcome to the Community ๐Ÿ™‚

It would be great if you could let us know your thoughts on Wrike Discover so far (if that's what you mean by course catalog ๐Ÿ˜Š) And if you have any questions or need support with anything, please feel free to post here, we'll be happy to help! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Lisa Community Team at Wrike Become a Wrike expert with Wrike Discover

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Hello, Wrike Community!

I'm Tony and I'm obsessed with using Wrike to manage projects and tasks for myself and my team. โฑ

  1. I was born and raised in Allentown, PA but I now live in NJ 
  2. I am a self-published poet ๐Ÿ–‹ and collect Funko pop figures
  3. I've never traveled outside of the U.S. but hope to someday soon!
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Hi Anthony Fronza! Welcome to the Community ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have you checked out Wrike Discover yet? There are a lot of great resources there to help manage projects for you and your team! I'd recommend "Team Meetings in Wrike" as one to look at.

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Hi everyone,

I am Maria, I am from Germany and the PMO of an IT department (with approx. 60 employees) of a leading European real estate and facility manager.

I introduced Wrike to our IT department, the deployment process started in April 2020 and we are using Wrike since end of June 2020 for our project management (hoping that my IT colleagues will get used to it very soon :-)). We are also aiming to perform the resource management via Wrike. The resource management part is a little bit tricky as I am not sure yet how we can find the balance of having a proper view of the tasks/effort and of avoiding additional workload for managing the tasks. Happy to receive some feedback or best practises on the resource management - and the usage of Wrike in general.

Kind regards

Maria

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Hello Maria Neuss, welcome to the Community! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks a lot for sharing some detail about your role and your team! I wonder if you're using Wrike Resource? If you do, I'd recommend starting with these tutorials:

 

From Planning to Productivity Simplify Your Life With Wrike Resource

 

Ask the Expert:Wrike Resource

For general work management, I've seen that many users find Request Forms really helpful to capture assignments. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss! I'd also recommend you to check out Wrike's onboarding templates, for example, Incoming Requests with Approvals, Agile Teamwork and External Service Desk and Ticketing. Hope you'll find these helpful! 

Lisa Community Team at Wrike Become a Wrike expert with Wrike Discover

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Hi all!  

I'm Ciara, and am very new to Wrike and and also to my current position as Project Manager of virtual reality product development projects focusing on promoting healthy behaviors.  We just finished our onboarding and I'm hoping to continue to increase our use of Wrike.  As a few people have mentioned, it is so much easier when you can use one tool for as many things as possible!  

The biggest thing I am working on right now is figuring out a good system for note taking and minutes within Wrike.  I am working on sifting through the community posts and am hoping to find some good ideas from others who have a process in place for this already.  

 

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Greetings and Welcome, Ciara: 

There are probably many ways to take notes in Wrike.You might want to try creating NOTES as a Task. I wouldn't create a Notes task for each date or time you meet, just one running stream.  Use the Editing Tools to highlight the date you meet. Your team members can add comments and Wrike keeps track of who said what and when in the Content space in the middle section, above the Comments. 

You can send a copy of the notes via the Comment box to the group or individuals, and remind them they have tasks. 

Good luck

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Hi Ciara Cyr, welcome to Wrike!!!  

What we do for meetings is we have a Meetings Folder. We create a task for each meeting, using the date as the subject. We keep at least 2 upcoming meetings available at all times. This way anyone can add notes, etc to the meeting so they don't forget.  

As we are in the meeting, any item that requires ACTION, becomes a sub-task in that meeting. Assigned and scheduled. Any information pertinent to that new sub-task can be added to it on the fly.  Next meeting, we review previous tasks, move to the new meeting task if necessary. Repeat. 

People assigned to sub-tasks can place their individual tasks into a folder of their own for easy access. 

I hope all that made sense. 

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Hi Ciara Cyr I agree with 1Marjorie Downey when taking notes. This is very easy to do, and we keep notes this way for all meetings. Subtasks are very handy to create the actionable's.

One other thing I would add that we do is when talking about another project or task that has already been created, copy and paste the project or task permalink into your meeting notes so that there can be an easy way to access the project or task. The permalink will also show the status that is set for the project or task. 

Happy Wriking. 

-Ryan

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