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What Should I Look For in a Statement of Work?

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a vendor and they have sent over a statement of work (SOW) for me to review. The problem is that I don’t know what I’m looking for. What should I take note of in the document so I can give them feedback and also protect the interests of the

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How Project Managers Can Lead the Way in Sustainability

Sustainability is a critical business focus and a key driver of change in the way that organizations operate, and in the way, that project managers approach their work. Projects that were previously managed in isolation from things like organizational strategy and corporate governance and at a distance from the wider world of society and the...

7 Customer Success Tactics For SaaS Companies

Customer Success is now an integral part of every business, particularly in the SaaS frontier. Growing businesses tend to be prioritizing more on customer success. In fact, 70% of growing companies believe that customer success is quite important to them. Contrarily, only 49 percent of declining or stagnant organizations say the same. While it may...

How to Write a Winning Project Charter Style

For those working in project management or operations, working relentlessly to create more efficient ways of completing tasks and keeping the same quality is no mean feat. But before you can implement key changes to the process, you’ll need to obtain the approval of stakeholders and make sure that the whole team is on board...

How Music Helps You Stay Productive During Social Distancing

It’s probably safe to assume that you’re aware of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the worldwide push for social distancing. You can’t go see your family, your friends, or any live music — but what you can do is make the most out of your time. If that seems impossible now, don’t worry....

6 Common Errors (And How to Prevent Them) While Working Remotely

Working remotely offers some fantastic benefits, but you have to balance these with the responsibility to manage your time effectively and to be productive. For all the digital technology available that enables you to work remotely, there are still some common mistakes that can impede you from being as productive as you might have hoped....

LiquidPlanner Named Leader in G2 Crowd 2020 Spring Report

We’re thrilled to announce that LiquidPlanner, the only automated scheduling and forecasting solution on the market, has been recognized as a leader in G2 Crowd’s 2020 Grid Report for both the Project Management and Resource Management categories.   G2, the world’s largest tech marketplace, uses crowdsourced wisdom in the form of peer reviews, social data...

Working Remote: 3 Ways to Make it Fun

Having been given a temporary break from the ‘time tax’ of pre-crisis commutes and the physical separation of a traditional office, my wife Sue and I have built time into our workdays for morning coffee and afternoon walks. On one such walk this week, she remarked, “We are lucky, aren’t we?” My initial response was...

Working Remote: Fortunate or Frustrated with Family

While working from home, a shocking reality has emerged for many of us as we share space not designed for — or intended as — our fulltime office. How will we navigate this new reality? Are we doomed to daily frustration or fortunate to spend more time with those who love we most — even...

Working Remote: An Opportunity in the Void

Growing commute distances, the ever-rising cost of office space, and a concerted effort to reduce emissions to better protect the environment have all motivated a gradual movement to work from home. Luckily, technological advancements in the last ten years have enabled remote work to become a viable option — and the preferred option to many....

5 Ways to Manage Project Stakeholders Expectations Better

Depending on the scope and ambition of your upcoming project, going public and asking for stakeholders to pitch in support of your development efforts might be the most logical financial decision to make. Whether you’re working with B2B investors or B2C backers, keeping your stakeholders in the loop about the current status of your project...

A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business

When I was approached by our blog team to contribute an article for Women in Tech Week, I knew immediately what my contribution would be. I’ve worked very closely with one of our earliest employees and current VP of Product, Jen Morrisey, for the past five years, and I can’t think of a more inspirational...

Quick Take: My Favorite Women-Authored Blogs

When I joined LiquidPlanner as the Director of Marketing toward the end of 2019, I was pleased to find that our blog features many strong, independent, and talented female authors. In the tech industry, it can sometimes (or often) feel that, as a woman, you play second fiddle — that your opinion is valued, but...

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