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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...

Working Remote: 3 Ways to Make it Fun

Having been given a temporary break from the ‘time tax’ of pre-crisis commutes and the physical separation of a traditional office, my wife Sue and I have built time into our workdays for morning coffee and afternoon walks. On one such walk this week, she remarked, “We are lucky, aren’t we?” My initial response was...

Working Remote: An Opportunity in the Void

Growing commute distances, the ever-rising cost of office space, and a concerted effort to reduce emissions to better protect the environment have all motivated a gradual movement to work from home. Luckily, technological advancements in the last ten years have enabled remote work to become a viable option — and the preferred option to many....

5 Ways to Manage Project Stakeholders Expectations Better

Depending on the scope and ambition of your upcoming project, going public and asking for stakeholders to pitch in support of your development efforts might be the most logical financial decision to make. Whether you’re working with B2B investors or B2C backers, keeping your stakeholders in the loop about the current status of your project...

Why Aren’t More Women Taking the Lead in Project Management?

Women make up around a third of the project management population — a figure that hasn’t changed a great deal over the last few years — and they also continue to be largely absent from leadership roles in major projects. As the 2018 Major Project Association gender balance report pointed out, “Whilst companies may be...

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