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What Your Avatar Says About You

Picking an avatar can not only help distinguish who you are when you’re collaborating with your fellow team members, but it can say a lot about your personality as well. Read on to find out what your avatar says about you (and yes, these are all real life examples from the LiquidPlanner team!): 1. Headshot There you...

LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Impact Analysis Helps Schawk Get It Done

Schawk Digital Solutions is a premier provider of brand management technology, including workflow and collaboration software, digital asset management technology, and graphics lifecycle management software. Michael Burnham is in charge of managing the development and product lifestyle for Schawk’s flagship BLUE™ product, a fully integrated suite of web-based enterprise software solutions. Michael’s team had been using Microsoft Project...

Movies That Were Great At Project Management

Movies That Were Great At Project Management

We had such a blast writing (and discussing) last week’s post – Movies That Could Have Used a Project Manager – that we decided to return to our DVD library for a slightly different assignment: find movies that got the whole “project management” thing down. Whether they encompass impeccable scheduling abilities and effective collaboration skills, or the star turns out to...

3 Pieces of Project Info to Share with Your Clients (and 3 to Keep to Yourself)

Whether you’re a marketing specialist, a graphic designer or a tattoo artist who refers to your garage as the “shop,” you probably have to deal with clients on a daily basis. These are your customers and your main source of revenue, which means that your relationship with them is key to running a successful business....

4 Things A Young Project Manager Can Teach An Old(er) One

Back in December, Charles wrote a really interesting post called “Four Things An Old Project Manager Can Teach A Young One.” His argument was that project managers succeed when they have the prior experience to back up their decisions, and not just oodles of certificates and class time. As an expert in project management, he had some...

The Pros and Cons of Working From Home

I am writing this blog post from my “home office” (which is really just a desk and a leather chair shoved into the corner of my room, but hey, it works). The hum of the laundry machine rumbles in the background, a petulant-looking cat sits idly on my windowsill, and I may or may not...

5 Steps to Better Change Management

“Change” is a powerful word, and I’m not talking about the coins rolling around in your pocket. “Change” as in to transform. To convert. The process of becoming different. There are usually two kinds of people in the world: those who embrace change, and those who fear it more than anything. No matter what category...

Project Portals: The LiquidPlanner Feature You’ve Never Heard Of

The project portals feature in LiquidPlanner has always been a customer favorite. Or at least, it is for the customers that know about it! After learning about priority-based scheduling, collaboration tools, and time tracking, project portals sometimes get overlooked. That’s why we wanted to use this blog post to shine the spotlight on one of the handiest features LiquidPlanner has...

Bursting at the Seams: Micro Nav Manages Growth with LiquidPlanner

MicroNav is an award-winning leader in air traffic and fighter control simulation systems. The company develops, delivers and supports systems worldwide for both civil and military aviation authorities, airports and other organizations. Over the last few years, the company had seen a rapid increase in orders, and while they began to expand from their success,...

Infographic: How to Become a Project Manager

As an online project management tool, we’re usually focused on how project managers can better manage their resources, how they can use priority-based scheduling for multiple projects, and what they can do to keep their project team happy. But what if you’re not a project manager—yet? Whether you’re a student, or you’re thinking about changing careers, there’s a chance...

How Should A Project Manager Capture Decisions?

If you’ve been managing projects for a while, you know that little details that seem insignificant during the project can end up being critical as the finish date approaches. As a project manager, you want to make sure these details are organized and logged somewhere where they can be found easily, but you also need...

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