Treb Gatte is the Managing Partner at, where using his techniques, he's helped well-known companies like Wells Fargo and Starbucks achieve project management and business intelligence success.

He is an internationally recognized project management expert, author, speaker and a Microsoft MVP. He's used his Project and SharePoint expertise to author two books on the software. He has a B.S. from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.

Treb's personal interests include hiking, softball and a passion for coffee. He is a former Starbucks Certified Coffee Master. Treb also loves to sing, sometimes well, and is always open to trying new Karaoke venues.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Treb Gatte and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Treb.Gatte

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The augmented project manager

The coming artificial intelligence revolution is going to dramatically change the project management discipline. Have you thought about what is coming?
April 1, 2016
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3 mistakes companies make implementing time tracking

Many data-centric companies make three common mistakes implementing time tracking, which lead to the creation of data taxes instead of data tools. These mistakes are easy to recognize and can be easy to address.
March 17, 2016
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The pipe dream of 80% resource availability

Project success today is threatened by the fallacy of 80 percent resource availability for project work. Leveraging the data we collect as a data-centric organization can light a path to greater productivity.
March 3, 2016
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Are you still struggling with your data?

Data-centric companies are becoming the ones to beat in today's marketplace. Are you prepared for the shift?
February 26, 2016
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Does your company have rhythm?

Rhythm implies we have a sense of when something is supposed to happen and how often. Rhythm is immensely important to the effectiveness of our project and portfolio communication processes. Does your company have rhythm?
August 3, 2015
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Why is trusting data from your employees so hard?

Do you trust the information you receive from your employees? Many managers seem to have an inherent distrust of the information they receive from their employees. This article discusses three common areas for trust issues.
June 9, 2015
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This one PMO approach is obscuring the truth from your stakeholders

Using process-centric project plan designs tends to obscure clear communication. Deliverable-centric project plans better support clear communications, make data extraction easier for reporting and enable project manager flexibility to meet their individual project needs.
May 21, 2015
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Ending the ‘War on Work’: Improving team productivity and managing chaos

Is your organization actively accommodating for chaos or are you simply working to get rid of it? Chaos comes in many forms, some external and some as unintended effects from other internal actions. Actively accommodating for chaos can reduce the war zone feeling in the work place and improve team productivity.
May 11, 2015
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The greatest reason in the world to track what your employees are doing

Do you know what your employees are really doing every day? Today’s business environment demands a level of organizational agility that is historically unprecedented. Holistic resource utilization management is needed more than ever, as it has become the operational bottleneck.
April 30, 2015
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How to destroy productivity in three easy steps

Find out three easy ways to destroy your employee's productivity. raising your labor costs and adding to your resource capacity woes.
April 23, 2015
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Your hidden ‘everything else’ resourcing problem

Are project deadlines sliding past like a large truck on an icy highway? Are most of your projects over their budget or over their estimates? Your organization may have an "everything else" problem.
April 16, 2015