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How Did Project Management Skills Prepare Us for the New Normal?

“Reopening schools” has been the buzz phrase in the news recently and much of the rhetoric has revolved around economic impact, the safety of students, and the potential for increased Coronavirus outbreaks.  But what’s really behind something that seems to be such a simple project — reopening classroom doors? Let’s take, for example, a contained...

Ask a PM: A Guide to Action Log Tasks and Activities

“Dear Elizabeth: What would constitute an action for the log versus a task in the project plan schedule? I don’t know where to put my tasks, and it’s confusing to have them in two places.” This is actually a pretty common question; I’d say it comes up at least once a month! So, first: know...

The Importance of ICT for Project Management

Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a profound role in any business growth. It improves employee communication, automates many business operations, and enhances the transparency of your projects. That will enhance client and employee satisfaction, increase profits, and give you a chance to grow. Here is how ICT can boost your project management. 1. Better...

PM in Practice: Improving the Project Management Plan

Do you use a project management plan? The project management plan documents all the project management processes used to manage the project. Remember, the project management plan is not the project schedule. New project managers often confuse the project management plan with the project schedule. The project schedule is the list of tasks needed to...

5 Methods to Gain Project Schedule Buy-In

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a group of very knowledgeable subject matter experts. They have 15-20+ years of experience in the field, many of those years in our company. We cannot deliver our technology project without them. They are experts in the field, but they are really bad at forecasting time, work effort, and...

Managing Project Delays in the COVID-19 Age

Projects can get delayed for many reasons from third party suppliers failing to deliver on time, to poor communication between project stakeholders sometimes the deliverables are simply not realistic within the project constraints. Then there are the unpredictable and devastating external factors like COVID-19 that disrupt on an unprecedented scale. Countless projects have been delayed...

How to Effectively Engage With Multiple Project Stakeholders

“Dear Elizabeth: I work with a difficult stakeholder population – there are a lot of them. My project has over a thousand people affected by the change my project is delivering, in multiple geographic locations. I know I should be doing stakeholder engagement and creating plans to work with them, but how do you get...

What Should I Look For in a Statement of Work?

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a vendor and they have sent over a statement of work (SOW) for me to review. The problem is that I don’t know what I’m looking for. What should I take note of in the document so I can give them feedback and also protect the interests of the...

How Project Managers Can Lead the Way in Sustainability

Sustainability is a critical business focus and a key driver of change in the way that organizations operate, and in the way, that project managers approach their work. Projects that were previously managed in isolation from things like organizational strategy and corporate governance and at a distance from the wider world of society and the...

How to Write a Winning Project Charter Style

For those working in project management or operations, working relentlessly to create more efficient ways of completing tasks and keeping the same quality is no mean feat. But before you can implement key changes to the process, you’ll need to obtain the approval of stakeholders and make sure that the whole team is on board...

6 Common Errors (And How to Prevent Them) While Working Remotely

Working remotely offers some fantastic benefits, but you have to balance these with the responsibility to manage your time effectively and to be productive. For all the digital technology available that enables you to work remotely, there are still some common mistakes that can impede you from being as productive as you might have hoped....

LiquidPlanner Named Leader in G2 Crowd 2020 Spring Report

We’re thrilled to announce that LiquidPlanner, the only automated scheduling and forecasting solution on the market, has been recognized as a leader in G2 Crowd’s 2020 Grid Report for both the Project Management and Resource Management categories.   G2, the world’s largest tech marketplace, uses crowdsourced wisdom in the form of peer reviews, social data...

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