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Enhancing Productivity for Project Managers in the New Year

In the New Year, businesses are eager to dive into new tasks and goals. Project managers are the first in line to have a full understanding of the intentions of the company going forward. It’s their job to take the companies’ new challenges and get them accomplished in the best way to achieve the desired...

Stop, Drop and Roll: Ways to Prevent and Cure Employee Burnout

In a competitive marketplace, businesses depend on high levels of productivity from their employees. There are orders to fill and deadlines to meet. However, your employees are human beings who can only work at a fast pace for so long. If the demands of the workplace become overwhelming, your staff will begin to show the...

Welcome to 2020: A New Year and Fresh Start

The start of a new year is just that — a new start! It’s a chance to try something new, re-tailor and rework all your previous goals, plans, and activities. I hope your celebrations were filled with family, festivities, and food but now it’s time to get back to work. Think about how your last...

LiquidPlanner Named Best of the Year, 2019

It’s 2020, and what better way to continue the celebration than being named Best for Project and Resource Management in PCMag’s Best of the Year, 2019. The independent reviewer has ranked us among the top in the industry, and has given us an Editor’s Rating of Excellent. In the feature, the editor praises LiquidPlanner, saying:...

What Is The Value of a Project Manager Today?

With the popularity of Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and Scrum, organizations are asked to justify the project manager’s role on a project. Scrum purists reject the idea of adding a project manager to the team as the team should be able to solve all the problems with the help of the product owner and...

Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership

I just finished the last chapter of Susanne Madsen’s piece on The Power of Project Leadership (2nd edition). I closed her exceptional book completely inspired and itching to get a copy in the hands of both LiquidPlanner employees and our customers. I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown, who explore...

5 Tips on How to Deal with Challenging Stakeholders

It is rare to find a project that doesn’t have difficult or challenging stakeholders.  Teams form, storm, normalize, and eventually reach the performing stage. Before teams can normalize and perform, the team will storm as different points of view impact the project’s direction. Challenging stakeholders and demanding customers are part of a project manager’s day...

Team Building Activities to Enhance Your Company Culture

Team building activities can be an enjoyable part of workplace culture. They can also build meaningful bonds that help teams excel even more in their collaborative projects. Here are some ideas that can help you grow your company culture with group activities. Mixing Fun and Purpose Since the goal of team building activities is to...

Accepting “Congratulations” for the Road Less Traveled

A year ago, my wife and I decided to uproot our family and move to Ireland, where we have citizenship through her grandfather. She had bicycled around the island in the 1990s, but I had never even visited. As of this writing, we have no place to live or jobs, just a flight landing in...

If Risk Is Your Business, Do It Better Than Captain Kirk

As a great philosopher and chewer of scenery, Star Trek’s James T. Kirk once said, “Risk is our business”—nothing great can be accomplished if you’re not willing to take some risks. I like to say, “If failure isn’t an option, then innovation isn’t an opportunity.” However, risk must be managed carefully. In “Return to Tomorrow,”...

Three Must-Reads to Build Better Teams

Building high-performing teams isn’t easy, even though teamwork and project management go hand in hand. As teams form, they all go through Bruce Tuckman’s four stages of team development, which is characterized by formal introductions and pleasantries, recognizing conflicting opinions, establishing common ground, and eventually working better as a team. Tuckman formally defines these stages...

How Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom Can Help You through Workplace Struggles

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can,  And wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer is familiar to anyone who’s been through a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous. I don’t know if it helps with addiction, but I do know it helps me...

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