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

liquidplanner favorite feature

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 »

4 Ways to Start Using Your Timer Right Now

LiquidPlanner Timer

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 »