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What We’re Reading: Planning, Procrastinating and Penning

Happy Friday! Time to take a deep breath, wrap up your work for the week and dive into a few interesting articles about planning, time blocks, writing masterfully and procrastination. Try implementing some of these practices . . . on Monday. Enjoy! Deep Habits: The Importance of Planning Every Minute of Your Work Day –...

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How Do You Plan for the Unknown? See How LiquidPlanner Customer Project Creation Studio Does It

For the past year and a half, Ian MacDuff has been testing a new approach to managing customer work with great success. As Vice President of Client Engagement at Product Creation Studio (PCS), a Seattle-based design and engineering firm, MacDuff is a seasoned product engineer and team leader. He and his ace team at PCS...

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Case Study: Rex Materials Group Uses LiquidPlanner to Optimize Entire Value Chain

Architecting procedural change within a business is hard work, but it’s the vital and often overlooked work that can make or break the long-term success of a business. No one knows this better than Kevin Kohls, Director of Continuous Improvement for Rex Materials Group, makers of refractory (heat-resistant) and high-temperature materials commonly used in the...

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What We’re Reading: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Are you busy? Or do you think you’re busy because you spend a lot of time working? If you answered yes to this last question, then stop what you’re doing and read this Inc. article, “Why Working Hard Isn’t the Same as Working Smart,” from entrepreneur and startup author Steve Blank. Blank’s thesis is simple...

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What We’re Reading: Christoph Waltz and the State of American Productivity

Americans. Like it or not, we’re obsessed with productivity. So much so that Samsung, the South Korea-based electronics giant recently launched an amazingly funny, even if slightly backhanded video about the subject to promote their newest mobile device. The ad, which ran liberally during the Rio Olympic Games, is both funny and accurate—which is likely...

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What We’re Reading: Winning Teams and Working Smarter

This weekend marks a big milestone from the whole team here at LiquidPlanner – we’re gearing up to introduce a cool new product that we think will help small teams do big things. Check back in on the blog this Monday to find out! To celebrate and get inspired, here are some stories about teamwork...

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What Kind of Support Does LiquidPlanner Offer New Customers?

It’s your lucky day! After years of struggling to keep yourself and your team organized, you’ve been given the green light to look for a viable project management solution. Your ideal program will give you reliable schedules and provide you with high-level reports for management and stakeholders alike. So where do you start? There are...

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Timeline View

Timeline View

Timeline View is the default view on the Projects tab. This is where you create your plans and prioritize your work. The main benefit of this view is the schedule bars (gantt chart) that appear next to each plan item. These schedule bars show how the remaining effort of each item is scheduled across a timeline. You can change...

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What We’re Reading This Week: The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

Is working from wherever you want to all it’s cracked up to be? Being a remote worker has been on the rise for years, thanks to technology. This means job options open up for people who either choose to live outside city centers, or need to relocate for various reasons but want to keep their...

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What We’re Reading This Week: The Fascination of Automation + AI

It’s about time to connect a few concepts that until recently been somewhat disconnected: automation and machine learning. The power of connecting these two concepts is vast and represents huge areas of growth for people and businesses alike. Automation isn’t new. In fact, the concept of using automated tools, robotics, and more recently software to...

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How 3 LiquidPlanner Customers Made the Move to a New Project Management Tool

Is your team ready for a better way to manage work, but you’re not sure if moving from sticky notes or a spreadsheet to an online project management tool is worth the effort? Don’t fret, you’re not alone! We know that transitioning from how you’re used to managing projects (even if nobody likes it) to...

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What We’re Reading This Week: A Peek Into Creative Genius, Productivity and More

Every week we bring you the best of what we’re reading from around the web. This week’s stories center on speed, efficiency, working well with others and there’s an intriguing piece on how a Harvard Business School professor studied Pixar’s formula to rethink leadership and innovation. I hope these posts bring you a bit of...

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