5 Ways Agile Helps Manage Changing Requirements

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One of the many misconceptions around Agile has to do with managing changing requirements. As a veteran of many product requirements documents for Waterfall software development projects, I’ve come to see that Agile development is a better way of managing the changing requirements that many software development projects face. After all, one of the key …Continue reading »

LiquidPlanner’s New Expenses Feature: Know What Your Project Really Costs

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Projects have a lot of moving parts, and getting your budget right plays a big role in delivering successful projects. LiquidPlanner has always incorporated resource management into project schedules; and now, we’ve added a new feature to give you more insight into project costing and overall budgets: Expenses! Our Expenses feature lets you capture billable …Continue reading »

How to Create a Personal Mission and Vision Statement for Your Career

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If you manage projects for an organization, you work hard leading teams and working with others to meet your company’s grand mission and vision. And working toward a clear vision that you can get behind makes your job exciting, motivating, meaningful and fun—even during the challenging periods. But do you have a mission or vision …Continue reading »

How to Solve Common Business Problems with LiquidPlanner

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Managing IT projects is a tricky business. Technology moves fast, business environments are ever-changing, and tracking a portfolio of projects—especially when there are shared resources and inherent risks—is complex. And yet, we all long for a better way. The reason project management software exists, among various reasons, is to make projects run according to plan, …Continue reading »

5 Ways to Lead a Change Management Initiative: Project Manager As Change Manager

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Just over 325 years ago, Sir Isaac Newton explained to the world why planets orbit the way they do, while rocks stay put unless something moves them. When we look at that today it seems like common sense, but it was anything but “common” in the 1600s. Newton’s first law explained inertia and helped subsequent …Continue reading »

Scaling Agile for Business Using SAFe®

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There’s been some recent buzz around an Agile process called SAFe®. Have you heard of it? Scaled Agile Framework®  (SAFe®) is based on Lean and Agile principles. As a project management framework, it espouses a core set of principles that include: Taking an economic view Assuming variability Preserving options Decentralizing decision-making. SAFe also aims to …Continue reading »

How to Make Your Team Active Participants in Organizational Change

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We’ve probably all been at the receiving end of a poorly-managed organizational change—a change where the rationale wasn’t clear, and where you and your team mates weren’t included in the change process but were affected by it. And maybe adversely so. If you’re in a leadership position, and facing an organizational change, you can make …Continue reading »

10 Killer Interview Questions for Project Managers on the Job Hunt

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Your dream company has invited you to interview for a project management job. They’ve asked you their questions, and now it’s your turn to find out whether the company is a good fit for you. Asking the right questions can give you an accurate glimpse of what it will really be like to work for …Continue reading »