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What is Wrong with Percent Complete?

The last 20% of the work takes 80% of the schedule. How many times have you heard of this happening? The project is cruising along. Work is getting done. The percent complete steadily rises until it hits about 80-90% and then it stalls. It just sits there at 90%. Days go by. The team is...

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Coworking for the Win!

Last night I had the pleasure of announcing a special LiquidPlanner offer for members of the StartPad.org coworking space. While your company (or anyone working for your company) is a paying member of StartPad, LiquidPlanner will give you 5 free seats! Why are we doing this? Well, there are a couple of reasons… We like small startups...

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Producing Camtasia Videos for the Web

I’ve gotten a couple of questions about how I produce the videos for the LiquidPlanner tutorials so I thought I’d take a minute to blog the notes that I passed on to Kevin Merritt (founder of Blist). I use Camtasia Studio 5 from TechSmith. The folks at TechSmith produce great tools. Just like SnagIt, I’ve really got nothing but good...

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Time Cards should start at the Top

Today we were going over our time card design. It is really coming along nicely. We’ve been strongly influenced by a few assumptions that we made early on and I’d like to get them out there and see what our blog readers have to say about ’em. One of the primary assumptions that we made...

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Malcolm Gladwell and the Desire for Certainty

I watched Malcolm Gladwell’s talk at the 2008 New Yorker Conference. It is a good talk and you should watch it. He’s talking about something he calls “the mismatch problem”.  While quite interesting, I really have nothing to say about it. Rather, I’d like to riff for a few minutes on a couple of things that...

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Playing Games with Collaboration

Before I go to a conference I like to spend some time reading and listening to “big idea” stuff.  In preparation to go to the NY Web 2.0 Expo next week I was listened to both Malcom Gladwell and Jane McGonigal speaking at The New Yorker Conference 2008. Watching Jane McGonigal’s talk got me really fired up about...

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Office 2.0 Wrapup

The Office 2.0 conference has a reputation as being somewhat eccentric. This time around they organized the entire conference in very short order and I suspect that it hurt the quality a bit. But first the good stuff… Wireless access was the best of any conference I’ve attended. The infrastructure was provided by swisscom and while I don’t know...

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Project Management 2.0 @ Office 2.0 in SFO

I’m going to be on the Project Management 2.0 panel at the Office 2.0 Conference next week in San Francisco. I’m totally looking forward to discussing what the next generation of project management practices looks like. The panel will be moderated by Bay Area blogger Zoli Erdos.  It looks like it will be an interesting panel with some great panelists...

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Gnomedex 2008

Gnomedex was fantastic! I’m serious, this conference is like a two day, one track, SXSWi. There were great talks (and not all of them were in the conference hall itself), great food, great parties. Much like SXSW, I left the event feeling totally energized and ready to go out and DO stuff. The theme was “Human...

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LiquidPlanner @ Fall 2008 Tech Events

LiquidPlanner is hitting the road once again! First up, our team will be exhibiting at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City, September 16-19. This year, Web 2.0 is expecting over 100 exhibiting companies and 5000 attendees. We hope you’ll find time to stop by and say hello.  (Find us in the Long Tail Pavilion, Booth...

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Social Project Management in Large Projects (2)

(continued from Part 1) In Thornley’s post Social Project Management: Everything is Small Again which got me started, he has two lists of the “hallmarks of social project management (2.0)” vs “project 1.0 focused on large projects with large budgets and enormous teams”. Just contrasting those two in that way sets the discussion up to head towards...

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Social Project Management in Large Projects

Social Project Management in Large Projects

This is in response to a couple of posts and comment streams about Social Project Management. The first was Joseph Thornley’s post Social Project Management: Everything is Small Again which was excerpted by the ZDNet ProjectFailures blog. All of this was kicked off by Leisa Reichelt’s presentation Social Project Management: Everything Small is Big Again at the Enterprise 2.0 conference. Reading Thornley’s...

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