Real life is happening and it’s no secret that most of us are juggling multiple projects at the same time. We might need to work on one task from project A, then one from project B, and another from project C. Packaging tasks is the only way to model this. In other words, you must use Packages in LiquidPlanner for cross-project prioritization.

OK, so we’ve established that using Packages to prioritize your work is a given. We talk about this all the time in training, help articles and videos, so I won’t flog you with it again here.

Instead, let’s talk about the reasons why you should also use Packages to organize your workspace.

organize your workspace pakages

Visualize that jumbo old-school metal file cabinet. Can you hear the sound it makes as you roll out those big long drawers? Now picture all the neat sections holding groups of files together. Someone had to think about the best way to group them together, right? This is essentially what you’re doing when you set up your LiquidPlanner workspace.

So how might you divide up your workspace into proverbial drawers and sections? What types of groupings will make the most sense to your members? What hits home with regard to your workflow?

To answer these questions, let’s take a look at these seven examples:

1. By teams

team packages
2. By geographic location

geographic packages
3. By project status

project status packages
4. By project type

project type packages

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5. By sprints

sprint packages
6. By clients

client packages
7. By feature set

feature set packages

Based on what you see here, did the light bulb come on with a bright idea for your workspace? Tell us what you came up with and drop it in the Comments box, or contact support@liquidplanner.com if you need some guidance!

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7 Ways to Use Packages to Organize Your Workspace was last modified: July 9th, 2014 by Liz Rosen