Q&A With Will Cramer, LiquidPlanner’s New Customer Support Specialist

Will Cramer

When he’s not writing for music websites and creating made-up companies with friends, Will Cramer is working as LiquidPlanner’s newest Customer Support Specialist. Read on to see how this lively addition to our organization spends his day, stays focused, and what he has to say about charting a career and prepping for a job interview. …Continue reading »

Hot List: Are Early Risers Really More Productive?

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Does the early bird really catch the worm—and get the promotions, raises and employee productivity rewards? If you’re an early riser, you get it. If you’re not—and we’re not all wired for zero-dark-thirty risings—there’s no pleasure in hearing that famous line, “I get more done by 9 a.m. than most people do all day.”  When …Continue reading »

LiquidPlanner Tip: Duplicate Plan Items

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Tip: Duplicate plan items within your project plan. This is a great way to get a fast start on a new project that includes the same tasks and fields. You can duplicate everything in your LiquidPlanner workspace from entire projects to task items. It’s easy. Simply right-click your item of choice, then select Duplicate. Next, you get …Continue reading »

8 Tips for New Team Leaders

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Whether you’re heading up a new team or taking the reins of an existing one, leading a team for the first time can be daunting. There’s no bedrock of personal experience to build on. If you’re a first-time team leader then you’re probably either relishing the challenge or considering running for the door—or a bit …Continue reading »

9 Ways to Get Your Week off to a Productive Start

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The beginning of a new week can feel overwhelming. Even though you’re picking up your project schedule where you left off two days earlier, Monday can feel like starting from scratch again (or at least be a memory exercise). Here are nine tips to get you off to a productive start of the week. Happy …Continue reading »

LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce Makes the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014

40 under 40

We are so proud to announce that our smart and smashing CEO Liz Pearce will be part of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. Liz, and the other 39 other recipients, will be part of a special “40 Under 40” PSBJ issue that pays tribute to dynamic leaders in the local …Continue reading »

Q&A With Ben White, LiquidPlanner’s New Account Coordinator

Ben White

Accountability is just one quality that Ben White appreciates in his coworkers. As an Account Coordinator, Ben brings a passion for sales and customer care to the LiquidPlanner sales team. Read on to pick up some focusing tips and see  which LP team member swayed Ben to say “I do” (so to speak). Briefly describe …Continue reading »

Video: LiquidPlanner Favorite Feature

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We’ve been cruising around the LiquidPlanner offices, asking team members about their favorite LP feature. See what Program Manager Nick Smith depends on to manage his project schedule: Estimating in ranges is a LiquidPlanner differentiator, so we like to talk about it. Here are more benefits to estimating in ranges using best-case/worst case scenarios: Realistic schedules: Ranged estimates …Continue reading »

8 Ways to Become a Big Data Project Manager (No Data Science Required)

Big data project manager

If you’re a project management professional with aspirations to manage big data projects, you already have a good foundation. You can make an immediate impact without having to go back to school for a Ph.D. in Data Science or Statistics. Your current project management and soft skills are ideal for establishing the framework for a new …Continue reading »

9 Things to Do Right Now to Motivate Your Team

Motivate your team

Motivation undulates, just as the best project plans do. There are peaks and valleys and wonderful times when everything hums at a nice steady space. But as realists, we know the bump in the road always comes: Individuals get distracted, burnt out or morale dips. Here are some savvy yet simple tips and teamwork skills …Continue reading »