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

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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

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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 »

4 Ways to Start Using Your Timer Right Now

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Tracking your time in LiquidPlanner starts with one simple gesture: hitting the timer button. Love it or hate it, time tracking is a critical part of successful project management. It improves productivity in the workplace, guides resource management decisions and helps you estimate your work more precisely over time. But let’s start with the basics. …Continue reading »

9 Reasons Collaboration Produces Better Project Outcomes

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As a project management professional, you want both the skills and the street cred as someone who produces successful projects. You also want to be relied upon as a team member that the organization can rely on to deliver the complicated assignments successfully. To do this, you need to harness the power of collaboration to …Continue reading »

7 Ways Exercise Improves Your Work Life

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We all know that regular exercise is good for overall health and well-being—from looking and feeling good to sleeping well. But there’s more. Exercise does great things for your work life, too. Whether you’re throwing a Frisbee, talking a walk or stretching in yoga class, exercise builds laser sharp focus, improves your mood and increases …Continue reading »

Q&A With Nadya Ilinskaya—LiquidPlanner’s New Software Test Engineer

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Happy birthday to our newest Software Test Engineer, Nadya Ilinskaya who comes to us from St. Petersburg, Russia. A talented illustrator, Nadya tells us a little story about herself, with pictures (by her). Read on—and don’t miss the video with her cat doing dog tricks. LiquidPlanner: Briefly describe an average work day for you at …Continue reading »

13 Tips to Build Teamwork Skills

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Are you indispensable to your team? When team collaboration succeeds at high levels, projects and businesses thrive. To be one of these top-performing team members, here are 13 tips to help build your teamwork skills. 13 Tips to Build Teamwork Skills from LiquidPlanner What are your teamwork tips? Related stories: 7 Ways to Create Powerful …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, and capturing them on video. See what feature Community Marketing Manager, Alison Meier can’t live without: Time tracking has a lot of fans, especially after people start using it regularly. There are several business advantages to tracking your time and …Continue reading »

The Top 3 Questions Project Managers Should Be Asking All the Time

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Asking questions is an essential component of successful project management and leadership. Voltaire said we should judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. Albert Einstein was obsessed with questions, or more precisely, with getting to the right question. Another smart mind, Peter Drucker, stated that the most serious mistakes aren’t a …Continue reading »