LiquidPlanner @Work Is Coming: Take a Peek and Get Your Team Ready

LiquidPlanner @Work

Get ready for LiquidPlanner’s new look! On Saturday, August 8, we’re rolling out one of our biggest updates ever: LiquidPlanner @Work. We’re super excited about this one, and want to tell you a bit about what’s to come and how to prepare your team so they can start realising the benefits from Day 1. Prior …Continue reading »

8 Ways to Stay Motivated When You’re Working on the Never-Ending Project From Hell

motivation with your project

Completion is satisfying. Being able to cross off a to-do list item, mark a task done, or deliver a finished project is a big part of being fulfilled at work. That’s why projects that stretch into a far-off horizon are challenging for even the most seasoned project manager. Whether you’re managing a mammoth IT project …Continue reading »

7 Tools to Gather Better Software Requirements

software requirements

Gathering software requirements can be as much fun as trying to count function points or code a webpage using a vi editor. The process usually involves the software team assuming that business customers will communicate everything that their hearts desire as succinctly as possible. Business customers have a tendency to expect software teams to be …Continue reading »

How to Keep Your Team’s Morale Up During Change

change and team morale

Change is the only constant! Dramatic growth is commonplace. Companies are looking for opportunities to improve margins, accelerate cash flow and cut costs. Only those companies that change will endure. And only those teams that embrace change, and the leaders who engage people around change initiatives will thrive. The others will be left in the …Continue reading »

Why We Hate Change

why we don't like change

We often hear that people don’t like to change. On one hand everyone has a lot of stories about people resisting change and preserving the status quo. And yet, we’re talking about humans—a species that adapts to all sorts of environments: from deserts to subarctic, from remote settlements to gigantic cities, from mines that go …Continue reading »

How to Have Effective One-on-One Meetings

one on one meetings

Managers who have regular one-on-one meetings with team members develop an improved sense of what’s required for better performance. Team members, on the other hand, get focused attention on work goals and career development. Plus, the opportunity to build rapport, get individuals aligned with project visions and clear on their purpose also increases performance and …Continue reading »

The Top 10 Frustrations With Project Management Tools

project management tool frustration

For all the problems that project management software is supposed to solve, there are a lot of challenges to contend with as well. (This might explain why some organizations use spreadsheets.) While traditional project management tools have worked well in stable environments, they’re generally too complex, rigid and slow for today’s rapidly-changing business world. This …Continue reading »

What’s Behind the Bimodal IT Trend?

Bimodal IT

Bimodal project management has generated a lot of noise since the recent Gartner PPM Summit. The need for bimodal project management arises from the growing issues around bimodal IT, which relies on two IT modes: Mode 1 is more traditional, and targets back end systems. Mode 2 is Agile for new development projects. These two …Continue reading »