Alternative TextKevin Crump

Kevin Crump is a former Customer Success Manager with LiquidPlanner and a long-time user of the product. He is a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in IT Projects and Operations management, including software development and testing, quality management system design and customer support.

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How to Run Reports to Answer Key Project Questions in LiquidPlanner

“As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.” – Benjamin Disraeli Making meaningful business decisions is going to be more important than ever this year. Organizations around the world are bustling with innovation; technology lets teams take their ideas to market quicker than ever before—all...

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Project Management Challenge: Too Many Different Software Solutions

“Men have become the tools of their tools.” – Henry David Thoreau There’s an endless array of software systems and tools available today to address business needs: task management tools, scheduling tools, communication apps, time tracking software, calendars, Agile systems—the list goes on. Irrespective of your company or team focus, there’s a product that will...

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How Do You Make Your Team More Collaborative?

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford Effective collaboration has gone from a nice-to-have to being critical to business success—even to improving the world! Would we have an International Space Station if the 16 nations that built it together had decided to stay in their own back yards...

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How LiquidPlanner Motivates Team Members to Track Time

“Time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin “I just can’t wait to fill in my timesheet!” – Nobody, ever. Time is one of your most precious commodities. And for projects that are driven by schedules and budgets, project managers and team leaders need to know how and where everyone is spending their work hours. In order...

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Project Management Challenge Series: Motivating Teams to Use Your Project Management Tool

Change is tough, and we’re creatures of habit. For these reasons, introducing a new process or software into an organization can be challenging, and at times, unsuccessful. Especially if the process goes something like this: Executive lead to project manager: “Find a more collaborative project management tool for the team to use.” Project manager to...

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Project Management Challenge Series: How to Manage Stakeholder Expectations

One of the biggest frustrations when it comes to delivering successful projects? Stakeholders and project teams have expectations that exist in different galaxies. Here’s an example of what this might look like: Technology lead: “It’s all about short, sharp schedules.” Sales: “It’s all about customer satisfaction.” Finance: “It’s all about maximizing the profit.” Customer: “I...

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How to Create a Budget for Your Project Using LiquidPlanner

“Show me the money!” – Rod Tidwell in “Jerry McGuire.” It’s widely known that managing projects, especially technical ones, are extremely challenging, and the statistics make for some bleak reading. Under-planned, under-scoped and under-managed projects have led to some eye-watering budget overspends. In some cases, going over budget puts the existence of an entire business...

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How to Schedule Multiple Projects in LiquidPlanner

As a project manager or team lead, chances are you have a number of projects on the go that you have to manage concurrently. And those projects probably share some common resources. Staying on top of those projects can be a real challenge without the right methodology and the right tools: a challenge that can...

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LiquidPlanner @Work Is Coming: Take a Peek and Get Your Team Ready

Get ready for LiquidPlanner’s new look! On Saturday, August 8, we’re rolling out one of our biggest updates ever: LiquidPlanner @Work. We’re super excited about this one, and want to tell you a bit about what’s to come and how to prepare your team so they can start realizing the benefits from Day 1. Prior...

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Why Ranged Estimations Are Good for Projects

When it comes to managing technical projects, you already know this: The only thing you can be sure of is uncertainty. Your project will undoubtedly take a few twists and turns on the way to delivery. And who knows what other sudden needs or emergencies will pop up to divert your attention from the project...

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5 Successful Methods of Project Estimation

Project estimation is hard. Why? Because the only time you know precisely how long it takes to complete a project is when it’s done. Up to the point of delivery, teams use educated guesswork to predict the future. And the bigger and more complex a project is, the hazier that future is. Faulty estimates mean...

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10 Tips for Getting Your Chaotic Project Back on Track

As we all know, few (if any) IT projects happen without running into issues. This is true for all kinds of projects. The larger and more complex the project plan, the more likely you are to hit a point where your project schedule falls short of delivering what it originally planned to. The reasons for...

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