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Here’s How to Finish Your Year Strong

With the holiday season coming into view, it’s tempting to take your foot off the gas and cruise towards the year’s end. Don’t. Instead, use these strategies to set yourself up for success in the new year....

Agile Team Transitions Are Not Always Textbook

If you are implementing Agile practices in your organization, you likely recognize it isn’t a textbook transition. Transitioning to an Agile team is a change in mindset, team organization, and the team’s culture....

May the Fourth Be With You: Project Management Lessons from the Star Wars Rebel Alliance

In honor of today’s celebration of all things Star Wars, I thought it would be worthwhile to mine this epic tale for project management lessons. While many have written about the Empire’s challenges constructing the Death Star, I’m interested in what can be learned from the victors, the Rebel Alliance. Build a Diverse Team The...

How Market Research Firm PortMA Stays Organized with LiquidPlanner

At LiquidPlanner, we love hearing how teams are benefiting from our project management solution. Recently, we came across an article written by Chris Clegg, President of PortMA, about how his team of remote workers stays organized when there are a ton of complex projects running at the same time. PortMA, or Portland Marketing Analytics, is...

The 5 Top Challenges of Managing Small Projects

There are many great reasons to love managing a small project team. But, this comes with a unique set of challenges. It helps to keep these issues in mind and come up with creative solutions when you’re leading and negotiating project work....

How LiquidPlanner Improves Teamwork and Productivity as a Project Collaboration Software

Collaboration. Teamwork. Impeccable lines of communication. Working together seamlessly, producing work that defines industries and leads markets. This is what we all want—powerful modes of collaboration that bring out the best performances in individuals, teams, and businesses. But what do we mean when we say “collaboration?” Everyone wants to collaborate! And collaborative cloud-based software like...

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...

7 Essential Skills for Project Teams

There’s a big focus on the skills that apply to individual project managers and contributors. But what about your project team as a whole? Your team needs to possess some essential skills in order to ensure their productivity, sanity, and the successful delivery of projects. Project teams are generally comprised of a variety of specialists...

How to Stay Engaged at Work When Your Manager Isn’t

We recently received a question on a LiquidPlanner blog about how project managers can get their team members more engaged. This inquiry is from the team member’s point of view. “My project manager seems disengaged lately. How can I become more engaged to compensate for this change? I value my job and want to succeed—but...

Should Your Team Use An Agile Process to Manage Projects?

More and more project teams in a variety of industries are embracing an Agile process as a better way to manage workflow and respond to a fast-changing market. Agile project management is a set of fast and flexible processes that accounts for change, helps teams adapt to marketplace opportunities, and improve business performance. Agile was...

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