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LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Impact Analysis Helps Schawk Get It Done

Schawk Digital Solutions is a premier provider of brand management technology, including workflow and collaboration software, digital asset management technology, and graphics lifecycle management software. Michael Burnham is in charge of managing the development and product lifestyle for Schawk’s flagship BLUE™ product, a fully integrated suite of web-based enterprise software solutions. Michael’s team had been using Microsoft Project...

Movies That Were Great At Project Management

Movies That Were Great At Project Management

We had such a blast writing (and discussing) last week’s post – Movies That Could Have Used a Project Manager – that we decided to return to our DVD library for a slightly different assignment: find movies that got the whole “project management” thing down. Whether they encompass impeccable scheduling abilities and effective collaboration skills, or the star turns out to...

4 Things A Young Project Manager Can Teach An Old(er) One

Back in December, Charles wrote a really interesting post called “Four Things An Old Project Manager Can Teach A Young One.” His argument was that project managers succeed when they have the prior experience to back up their decisions, and not just oodles of certificates and class time. As an expert in project management, he had some...

Tips for Continued Project Management Success

As an experienced project manager, you might be tempted to rely on the knowledge that you’ve accumulated over the course of your project management career. However, it’s important for even the most successful project managers to continue to grow and acquire new skills and updated information. Read and Research There are many resources available for...

LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Beeline Uses LP to Centralize Projects, Streamline Processes

Project Manager Lisa Statland runs a busy project shop at Beeline Learning Solutions, a leader in customized corporate training and development.  With 20-30 projects going at once, managing countless deadlines and deliverables in the midst of shifting priorities quickly became a difficult challenge.  Additionally, project-related content was being recorded via a hodgepodge of systems, resulting in...

Project Manager Challenge: Recognizing Your Contribution

When you turn off your laptop or finish that last conference call, how do you determine if your effort really made a meaningful contribution to the project?  Sure you attended meetings, gave opinions, coordinated work – but did you really make a difference?  Were you simply managing the ad hoc tasks scribbled on the back...

Bursting at the Seams: Micro Nav Manages Growth with LiquidPlanner

MicroNav is an award-winning leader in air traffic and fighter control simulation systems. The company develops, delivers and supports systems worldwide for both civil and military aviation authorities, airports and other organizations. Over the last few years, the company had seen a rapid increase in orders, and while they began to expand from their success,...

The Psychology of Risk Management

I started a new book recently called Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane) by Gavin de Becker. It’s not exactly light summer reading, but I highly recommend it to anyone wants to learn how to make their kids alert, aware and safe – without sending them to therapy with a case of...

Project Manager Challenge: Rewarding Your Project Team with Meaning, Not Money

Is money really a meaningful reward on a project or program? Don’t get me wrong, I like money.  I work for a company that gives me money and every two weeks, digital dollars are deposited into my account to offset the dollars leaving the account.  If I’m lucky, I may get a larger amount deposited...

Infographic: How to Become a Project Manager

As an online project management tool, we’re usually focused on how project managers can better manage their resources, how they can use priority-based scheduling for multiple projects, and what they can do to keep their project team happy. But what if you’re not a project manager—yet? Whether you’re a student, or you’re thinking about changing careers, there’s a chance...

Project Management Shortcuts: Resource Leveling Made Easy

For project managers, a key mission is to ensure that all project team members are assigned the right tasks—and the right amount of work—given their availability. That means if someone is only available 8 hours a day, then the project schedule should only reflect (at most) 8 hours of work on that person each day....

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