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The 4 Worst Project Management Mistakes–and How to Avoid Them

The facts and figures don’t lie: Managing complex projects is a daunting task. Which is why there’s so much at stake in the field of project management. Despite our best efforts, the majority of large scale projects finish over budget, out of scope, and past deadlines—if they’re completed at all. If your company is suffering...

Benjamin Franklin’s Schedule

Benjamin Franklin was not just one of America’s Founding Fathers, he was also a writer, scientist, inventor, printer, politician, postmaster, statesman and civic activist. He invented electricity, the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. Phew, right? He was also a nine-to-five man who took long lunches, had evening diversions and got seven hours of...

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...

5 Reasons Clients Need Project Managers

Have you ever had to justify adding a project manager to the project? Adding a project management professional to a team to “just manage” the project is still a relatively new concept, if you consider that project management as a profession is still a young one. The Project Management Institute (PMI) was only founded in...

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...

5 Unusual Ways to Prioritize Your Work

Have you ever woken up completely certain that you would spend the day firing on all cylinders, knocking down your to-do list, only to find that by the end of the day you’d been spinning your wheels while the critical work remains undone? Thomas Edison once said, “Being busy does not always mean real work....

Hotlist: 5 Common Career Myths

Is there really a way to do things when it comes to our careers, and being generally excellent and effective at work? You’d think so by all the best-business-practice wisdom that permeates our work culture. But what if some of these well-oiled tips don’t work for you? It can be frustrating and isolating—unless you’re able...

3 Reasons Why Your Timesheet Can Get You a Promotion

Most project managers are obsessed with data. They need to be, in order to drive their projects successfully and make accurate schedules and delivery dates. Data can be collected in different ways, but project managers often rely on their project contributors to submit their timesheets, which provide the data they hold so dear. The problem...

Who Owns the LiquidPlanner Inbox? And other Inbox FAQs

Customers new to LiquidPlanner sometimes ask us, “Who owns the Inbox?” It’s a good question, and one that helps us explain the purpose of the Inbox, and how to use it more effectively. Read on to learn the ins and outs of using the Inbox to take in new work and reflect current project plans....

Infographic: See How Much Work Got Done in 2014 With LiquidPlanner

Check out your productivity! If you used LiquidPlanner last year to manage projects and resources, you’re part of a community of very industrious people. With 2014 in our rear view mirror, we looked under the hood of our project management software to get all the juicy data points. From projects created and completed to the number of...

21 Project Management Resolutions for the New Year

Resolutions, goals, intentions, missions—whatever you call yours, the blue sky of a fresh new year is the time to set your mind on achievements and career themes. Here are 21 ideas for taking your skills, your job and your team to the next level. Go get ‘em, tiger! Be a more effective delegator. Focus on...

Hot List: How to Be Happier at Work–and Why It Matters

There are a lot of myths about happiness and work, such as “you’ll be happy when you succeed,” or “you don’t have to be happy in order to succeed, or “work isn’t personal, so don’t get all touchy-feely about emotional satisfaction.” The reality of our professional experience is that we all want to thrive and...

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