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Charles Seybold

Charles Seybold is LiquidPlanner’s Chief Product Officer and co-founder. For over 25 years, Charles has been building software tools in one form or another. Stop by the office and he’ll engage you in a creative conversation, and if it’s early enough, take you out for breakfast.

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Designing Better Software: 5 Rules to Follow

I began my career designing software at Microsoft. Back then, our products typically involved a three-year development cycle  – a deadline unheard of in today’s software R&D space. Back then, the long development period meant there was no real sense of urgency involved in the process. We all had three years to defend our designs...

4 Things an Old Project Manager can Teach a Young One

Project Management is a serious profession, but the best project managers don’t all have PMP certifications or even know what the PMBOK is.  They have a cowboy’s sense for what matters. They have solid skills with the tools of the trade and the kind of people skills that get them invited back to conversations. That’s...

One Small Panel, Four Critical Ideas

I was in New York last week for the SABEW Fall Conference. Like most software guys, I had no idea that there was a Society of American Business Editors and Writers. However I do know a member of the club, technology journalist Jonathan Blum. We share a common interest in online software tools and we’ve had...

The Three Hats of Innovation

There are many reasons why small companies are known for out innovating larger companies.  This post is about one of those reasons, the fact that small companies understand hats and big companies don’t. Close your eyes and picture everyone in your organization wearing a hat that reflects their role. Looking good?  Seeing 10 Skippers and...

Who Are the Top Thinkers in Project Management Today?

Project management is currently undergoing its own Cambrian era, the geological period some 500 million years ago in which an epic explosion in diversity and transformation took place.  Whereas just a decade ago there were only a handful of robust desktop project management applications available in the market, there are now dozens (if not hundreds)...

The 5 Laws of Social Project Management

In his new best-seller, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink teaches us that everything we think we know about what motivates us is wrong. He makes his case for business and education, but it’s clear that his ideas are a great fit for life in project-based organizations. Pink describes a core...

Top 2 Tips for a Better Company Culture

Last night I went to a “symposium on culture” (the business kind). It was a “good room”; two dozen CEOs of Seattle startups – lots of talent, lots of experience, and lots of good wine. The stage was set for wisdom to flow. We enjoyed a handful of very good presentations and war stories about...

Virtual Offices – yes or no?

One of the very best parts of working at LiquidPlanner is having the kind of product where you often get to know your customers on a more personal level. When I worked at Expedia, this was never the case; it was just a transaction for the most part. Yesterday a really cool customer asked me...

Sandlot Games Tackles Project Management Challenges

Sandlot Games is the world’s premier developer and publisher of casual and family-friendly games. We asked Sandlot artists, designers, developers, engineers, and producers about their project management challenges, their decision to sign on with LiquidPlanner, and what it’s been like ever since. At a Glance Company: Sandlot Games Business: Developer and publisher of casual computer games...

Multi-Frakin’ Tasking – better project management, so say we all

In my business I cannot go a day without, having a conversation about multi-tasking. It’s as if every wave of new recruits entering the business world rediscovers that it’s hard to manage ten things at once. So naturally, being type-As, they vow to get good at it. And we all do get good at it...

Go Barney, Go!

Today we are congratulating LiquidPlanner’s adviser and board member Barney Harford as he is officially announced as the new CEO of Orbitz.com (press release.) Barney has been a great member of our team and his connection with the LiquidPlanner product dates all the way back to when he and I (as well as LiquidPlanner’s Bruce Henry) were building the...

Holiday favorites, the simpler the better

The holidays are meant to be warm times and a time to be close to the ones you love but so often circumstances conspire to interfere with that. This year is especially interesting as we are all more introspective about over spending and what is really important. Modest gift giving is part of my family...

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