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How Did Project Management Skills Prepare Us for the New Normal?

“Reopening schools” has been the buzz phrase in the news recently and much of the rhetoric has revolved around economic impact, the safety of students, and the potential for increased Coronavirus outbreaks.  But what’s really behind something that seems to be such a simple project — reopening classroom doors? Let’s take, for example, a contained

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Adept Leadership: How Continuous Growth and Development Cultivates Productivity

Change is an inescapable reality. Perhaps there’s no other entity that can genuinely attest to this than a business. Sometimes, change comes from within, in one’s attempt to improve. At other times, it’s external, in the form of new market preferences, competitor landscape, or government regulations.  Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The...

Ask a PM: A Guide to Action Log Tasks and Activities

“Dear Elizabeth: What would constitute an action for the log versus a task in the project plan schedule? I don’t know where to put my tasks, and it’s confusing to have them in two places.” This is actually a pretty common question; I’d say it comes up at least once a month! So, first: know...

The Importance of ICT for Project Management

Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a profound role in any business growth. It improves employee communication, automates many business operations, and enhances the transparency of your projects. That will enhance client and employee satisfaction, increase profits, and give you a chance to grow. Here is how ICT can boost your project management. 1. Better...

How to Focus to Achieve Your 2020 Resolutions

In today’s overflow of media and the latest information, it can be easy to get distracted and even overwhelmed on a daily basis. Productivity is key to achieving the resolutions you set (what feels like oh, so long ago,) but how can you maintain the focus and energy needed every day to achieve them? It...

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation that Works

There may come a time when you are asked to provide a letter of recommendation for a friend, co-worker, student, or other individuals. And with the mass layoffs and furloughs caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, that time could very well be right now — especially given that approximately 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment....

PM in Practice: Improving the Project Management Plan

Do you use a project management plan? The project management plan documents all the project management processes used to manage the project. Remember, the project management plan is not the project schedule. New project managers often confuse the project management plan with the project schedule. The project schedule is the list of tasks needed to...

5 Methods to Gain Project Schedule Buy-In

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a group of very knowledgeable subject matter experts. They have 15-20+ years of experience in the field, many of those years in our company. We cannot deliver our technology project without them. They are experts in the field, but they are really bad at forecasting time, work effort, and...

Managing Project Delays in the COVID-19 Age

Projects can get delayed for many reasons from third party suppliers failing to deliver on time, to poor communication between project stakeholders sometimes the deliverables are simply not realistic within the project constraints. Then there are the unpredictable and devastating external factors like COVID-19 that disrupt on an unprecedented scale. Countless projects have been delayed...

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Founded in 2006, LiquidPlanner provides project management software that enables teams to manage and complete their most important work. With the application of our unique methodology, key insights are revealed, cross-team collaboration is enriched, resource allocation is enabled, and teams are finally able to know when work will be completed, with confidence. More than a...

How to Effectively Engage With Multiple Project Stakeholders

“Dear Elizabeth: I work with a difficult stakeholder population – there are a lot of them. My project has over a thousand people affected by the change my project is delivering, in multiple geographic locations. I know I should be doing stakeholder engagement and creating plans to work with them, but how do you get...

LiquidPlanner Named Top 20 Best Project Portfolio Software by Capterra

LiquidPlanner is happy to share that we have ranked in the Top 20 Most Popular Software for Project Portfolio Management by Capterra based on customer ratings.   “Project Portfolio Management software helps organizations manage budgeting, resources, scheduling, and risk across a complex portfolio of simultaneous, ongoing projects. It helps makes it easier for project leads...

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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