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Manage This! Jen Morrisey Featured on Project Management Podcast

“The workplace, rather, is rapidly evolving, as is the PM role, and I think project managers today face so many challenges as well as opportunities…. I think the core challenge is that they’re asked to do more with less resources, so now more than ever, they need to use their resources in the most optimal

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Welcome to the New LiquidPlanner.com!

The LiquidPlanner website has gotten an update recently. We’ve created a cleaner, more modern experience that’s easy to navigate and fun to explore. While some pages like Product and Pricing have gotten cosmetic updates, others are completely different! Take a look at the new Support Center where you’ll find our knowledge base, training videos, and...

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Ask a PM: Where to Start after Taking a Career Break

Dear Elizabeth: I start a new job in a week after a couple of years away from work on a career break. From what I know, I am entering a complex project with multiple stakeholders. They are active in leading the work, so at least I don’t have to worry about not having support for...

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Five Ways to Identify Your Personal Strengths and Apply Them to Project Work

Does your job leverage your natural strengths? If you’re doing work that doesn’t tap into your greatest strengths, your performance and motivation will suffer along with your career. In contrast, when you’re aligned with your talents and interests, you gain a wellspring of confidence and expertise, and you do great work with a sense of...

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11 Ways to Build the Strengths of Your Team Members

To lead a top-performing team, you need to do more than direct and delegate work. Truly effective managers can recognize the unique strengths of each team member and optimize all those natural gifts. If you’re in a leadership position, this might sound like a daunting task, but it’s not. The first step is to identify...

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Three Must-Reads to Build Better Teams

Building high-performing teams isn’t easy, even though teamwork and project management go hand in hand. As teams form, they all go through Bruce Tuckman’s four stages of team development, which is characterized by formal introductions and pleasantries, recognizing conflicting opinions, establishing common ground, and eventually working better as a team. Tuckman formally defines these stages...

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How Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom Can Help You through Workplace Struggles

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can,  And wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer is familiar to anyone who’s been through a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous. I don’t know if it helps with addiction, but I do know it helps me...

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Ask a PM: How to Recover a Project That Is Struggling in Execution

Dear Elizabeth: I’ve been brought into a project part-way through. The project is struggling, and my manager is expecting me to get it back on track. Are there specific tools I should be using to make it easier to pick up a project that is already in the Execution phase? How can I start to...

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From Onboarding to Expert: Refining and Optimizing the LiquidPlanner Experience

Previously, we discussed the onboarding and adoption stages that companies go through when they integrate LiquidPlanner into their daily workflow. This week, we’ll be covering the third and final stages: refining and optimization. Refining The refining stage tends to kick in once you’ve been using LiquidPlanner long enough to focus on proactively managing project risk....

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Five Steps to Getting a Project Done

You’re eager to start a new project and jump right in without trying to make order out of and find meaning in everything that needs to get done. How much time do you spend scratching your head, wondering what to do next or even how or where to start? Having a good plan is the most...

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From Onboarding to Expert: Adopting LiquidPlanner Practices

In our last article, we quickly discussed the four key phases LiquidPlanner customers experience when they first begin using the product: onboarding, adoption, refining, and optimization. Then, we detailed the onboarding phase. Today, we’ll focus on adoption and how to gain insights into your team’s usage of LiquidPlanner. Adoption After onboarding, we move into adoption....

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Why You Shouldn’t Be a Jerk

The other night I was watching the pilot of Workin’ Moms, a Canadian sitcom about women who have just returned to work after maternity leave. One of the moms pulls a really jerky move on her first day back, making it seem that her executive assistant had screwed up. By the end of the episode,...

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From Onboarding to Expert: Optimizing Projects and Processes with LiquidPlanner

Here at LiquidPlanner we’ve identified four main stages our customers go through to optimize their projects and processes. Our most successful customers don’t try to “eat the elephant,” so to speak, as soon as they buy LiquidPlanner. They know that change and progress occur in steps. Throughout this series of blog posts, we’ll discuss each...

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