PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSIGHTS

Here are a few personal takeaways that have been particularly impactful as I’ve encountered adversity as a woman in the tech industry.
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4 Lessons on Knowing Your Worth as a Woman in Tech

When I began my first real office job a week after graduating college, I was still young and figuring out who I was. That job eventually helped me learn a lot about myself, though not in the way I might have originally hoped. I was a brand-spanking-new adult awkwardly navigating a full-time job and the

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Why Aren’t More Women Taking the Lead in Project Management?

Women make up around a third of the project management population — a figure that hasn’t changed a great deal over the last few years — and they also continue to be largely absent from leadership roles in major projects. As the 2018 Major Project Association gender balance report pointed out, “Whilst companies may be...

A Letter From Our CEO About COVID-19

Dear LiquidPlanner Customer, Helping teams plan and execute work is our purpose. We designed and built our product to enhance team effectiveness with project management and resource utilization. The Coronavirus pandemic presents a real threat to people, companies, and the global economy. To protect our team and ensure business continuity, we adopted a work from...

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Have Project Management Skills

Not every project manager is an entrepreneur, but all entrepreneurs need to be project managers if they want their business to succeed. Whether it’s developing a new product or securing investment, where the process involves a series of steps, it should be managed like any other project. Although many elements of project management apply to...

4 Key Steps to Achieving Digital Transformation

Today more than ever, digital tools, innovations, and workflows play a vital role in an organization’s work methods. Although new technology pathways can help prevent employee burnout, decrease the frequency of human error, and inform your decisions with data-driven results, the journey to full digital integrations is often not an easy one. As the need...

LiquidPlanner Named Best of the Year for 2019 & 2020

It’s 2020, and what better way to continue the celebration than being named Best for Project and Resource Management in PCMag’s Best of the Year, 2019. We’ve been highlighted for “the second year in a row”  in PCMag’s Best Project Management Software for 2020. The independent reviewer has ranked us among the top in the...

The Top 5 Articles for Those New to Remote Work

In response to the ever-growing threat of COVID-19, many companies around the globe are asking employees to transition from full-time in-office to full-time remote. And while not every person’s job function is able to accommodate the switch, those in roles that can have largely (and rapidly) adopted this practice as their new normal. At first...

8 Things That Happen As A Result Of True Leadership

If a team is to function properly It requires quality leadership. It’s not uncommon to have development groups, sports teams, or corporations fail because they lack strong leadership. Here we’ll look at eight things that happen as a result of true leadership. 1. Improved Team Focus It’s very common that a group has the skills...

4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing OKRs

These days, many business leaders are laser-focused on goals. Organizations don’t just want to have broad goals that only top-level personnel are aware of — they want to set, track, and measure goals across the entire company. That’s where the concept of Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) comes into play.  OKRs are a goal-setting...

6 Helpful Tips for Managing International Projects

“Dear Elizabeth: Can you help me with starting right on an international project? I will be responsible for the delivery of 3 projects in Australia and New Zealand. I have a formal project management certification, but managing projects with international teams is new to me. Any tips?” The principles of managing projects with international teams...

Top 5 Tips for Going Remote

I recently made the leap from commuting 2.5 hours a day to a 15-second commute to my home office. Telecommuting or “going remote” can be a dream for some and a challenge for others previously acclimated to office life. Working remote may seem like an employee’s Nirvanna but it isn’t about working in shorts while...

How Leaders Can Develop Great Remote Management Skills

Remote work is growing in popularity, but succeeding as a remote manager isn’t the same thing as being able to manage remote workers effectively. Unfortunately, managers who lead partially- or fully-remote teams — but who don’t have remote work experience of their own — may not understand what employees need to be successful in these...

Tips for Managing a Project Budget More Effectively

Being put in charge of the money end of a project is a big responsibility. Done well, you could help to find major success for your team and to save everyone a lot of heartache, headache and, well, money. Done badly, you can single-handedly derail the whole thing. It’s pretty evident then that it’s an...

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