How Using Packages in LiquidPlanner Is Like Cooking a Four-Course Meal

Tatyana Sussex | December 4, 2014

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Organizing multiple concurrent projects in LiquidPlanner by using Packages is one of the bedrocks of our online project management software. Many of our customers work on five to 30 active projects at a time, so they need a way to organize multiple projects, and prioritize all the associated tasks.

Using Packages to manage a diverse mix of projects lets you organize and prioritize tasks from disparate projects to reflect your highest priority work across all of your projects.

Here’s another way to think about packaging plan items:

Organizing multiple projects in packages is like cooking a four-course meal.

Imagine a meal with different courses that involve a variety of ingredients and prep time.  Each course is its own project with a subset of tasks. While each meal might need to be delivered at a certain time and in a certain order, you don’t go about preparing your courses in the same order. The tart goes in the oven before you get the antipasto plate going; you start prepping the lamb before mixing the gazpacho. Projects are the same way. And packages let you prioritize tasks across projects in an organized and realistic way, in much the same way as making a multi-course meal.

Anyone who cooks will tell you: Timing is the key to putting together a successful meal. Sound familiar?

Using LiquidPlanner Packages, like anything new, might take a little getting used to at first, but once you find the best set-up for your team, you won’t know how you ever lived without them!