Liz Pearce

Liz Pearce is LiquidPlanner’s former CEO. Her passion is putting all the pieces of a business together, and fostering innovation, productivity and joy at work. Liz is an active member of the startup and technology community and is always looking for opportunities to learn, participate, and give back.

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Making the Inc. 5000: We’re Niche and We’re Proud of It

Hi LiquidPlanner readers! We’ve got some exciting news to share this week. I’m thrilled to announce that we made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America! It’s an honor to be included as it’s one of, if not the most comprehensive look at the trajectory of thousands of innovative companies...

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Chat Apps Too Distracting? Here’s Why It’s the Wrong Debate to Have

There’s an interesting conversation resurfacing about the role of chat and communication apps at work, and the impact they have on our satisfaction and productivity. I say resurfacing because it’s not a new conversation, but it’s starting again as a new generation of workers comes to grips with how to deal with and regulate the...

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Full Speed Ahead in 2016!

Exciting News Today I’m excited to share that we’ve raised an additional $2 million in funding from existing investors. It’s an exciting time here at the company, and I want to take a moment to thank the team and our investors for all the phenomenal hard work and the amazing support you deliver on a...

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The Little (Scheduling) Engine That Could

I have vague memories of my mom reading The Little Engine That Could to me as a child. (Well, mostly just her voice repeating “I-think-I-can” over and over.) If you haven’t read the story, it’s about a small engine that succeeds in pulling a much larger train over a mountain, when none of the other...

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Four Project Management Lessons from the NFL Playoffs

This season, I’ve watched not one, not two, but all three of my favorite NFL teams come up empty in the playoffs. Despite my personal feelings of loss (sniff), I’m reminded that the same things that hurt sports teams on the field can hurt project teams on the job. So just for kicks, here are...

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Project Management Lessons Learned in the Kitchen

When you encounter a great project manager, you usually know it. They typically have a sense of calm because they understand deeply what’s going on in their projects, and they have confidence in their ability to address issues, risks, and opportunities as they come up. Now, let me change just two words: When you encounter...

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LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Beeline Uses LP to Centralize Projects, Streamline Processes

Project Manager Lisa Statland runs a busy project shop at Beeline Learning Solutions, a leader in customized corporate training and development.  With 20-30 projects going at once, managing countless deadlines and deliverables in the midst of shifting priorities quickly became a difficult challenge.  Additionally, project-related content was being recorded via a hodgepodge of systems, resulting in...

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Dangers of Confusing Online Task Management with Online Project Management

Many people confuse online task management with online project management. They tend to think of these two disciplines interchangeably, and that can be dangerous to the long-term success of your organization, especially when it comes to tool selection and risk management. It’s important to differentiate between the two, so that expectations can be set properly...

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LiquidPlanner Case Study: How SharedVue Cut Out the Project Middle Man Using LP

A Conversation with SharedVue’s Matt Nisonger, Director of IT SharedVue is changing the way channel marketers sell their products through the partner channel. They’ve created the SharedVue Platform, a SaaS based Cloud Marketing solution with the versatility and scalability to help channel partners become better product marketers. Whether it’s updating content on channel partners’ websites automatically or enabling...

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Missed Deadlines: The High Cost of Project Management Slips

Missed deadlines cost money, even for small projects. But when the scale is big, the price tag for poor project management can be astronomical. Check out these catastrophic schedule misses and learn how they impacted the bottom line. To embed this graphic on your site, add this code to your web page’s HTML: <p><a href=”http://www.liquidplanner.com/blog/2011/2/15/missed-deadlines-the-high-cost-of-project-management-slips.html”...

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LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Taghleef Industries Turned Their Roadblocks into Gateways Using LP

LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Taghleef Industries Turned Their Roadblocks into Gateways Using LP

“Insanity: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein When Taghleef Industries, Inc. (Ti, and formerly known as AET), a manufacturer of the polypropylene film that encases everything from cheddar cheese to DVDs, was looking at a multi-year SAP implementation they needed a...

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Does Good Project Management Make for Good Client Management?

Sarmeesha Reddy, co-founder of software development and technology consulting firm Dharmatech, says, “Yes!” We recently sat down with Sarmeesha to learn about how she and her partner, Jason Hill, are using LiquidPlanner to manage not only their clients’ projects but also the internal operations of their Salt Lake City firm. What was your project management process...

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