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Founded in 2006, LiquidPlanner provides project management software that enables teams to manage and complete their most important work. With the application of our unique methodology, key insights are revealed, cross-team collaboration is enriched, resource allocation is enabled, and teams are finally able to know when work will be completed, with confidence. More than a

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4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing OKRs

These days, many business leaders are laser-focused on goals. Organizations don’t just want to have broad goals that only top-level personnel are aware of — they want to set, track, and measure goals across the entire company. That’s where the concept of Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) comes into play.  OKRs are a goal-setting...

6 Helpful Tips for Managing International Projects

“Dear Elizabeth: Can you help me with starting right on an international project? I will be responsible for the delivery of 3 projects in Australia and New Zealand. I have a formal project management certification, but managing projects with international teams is new to me. Any tips?” The principles of managing projects with international teams...

Top 5 Tips for Going Remote

I recently made the leap from commuting 2.5 hours a day to a 15-second commute to my home office. Telecommuting or “going remote” can be a dream for some and a challenge for others previously acclimated to office life. Working remote may seem like an employee’s Nirvanna but it isn’t about working in shorts while...

How Leaders Can Develop Great Remote Management Skills

Remote work is growing in popularity, but succeeding as a remote manager isn’t the same thing as being able to manage remote workers effectively. Unfortunately, managers who lead partially- or fully-remote teams — but who don’t have remote work experience of their own — may not understand what employees need to be successful in these...

Tips for Managing a Project Budget More Effectively

Being put in charge of the money end of a project is a big responsibility. Done well, you could help to find major success for your team and to save everyone a lot of heartache, headache and, well, money. Done badly, you can single-handedly derail the whole thing. It’s pretty evident then that it’s an...

Top 5 Tips for Implementing OKRs on Your Team

I’ve always been a productive person, but coming up with long-term, meaningful goals has never been my strong suit. So whenever New Years would come around, I always felt like my resolutions were typical and easy to forget after two months: Improve my Japanese speaking skills… Learn how to be a better Strategic Planner…  Over...

Why Modern Businesses Choose Private Cloud Providers

We stand witness to the mass migration of businesses to the cloud – in early stages, it represented a competitive advantage, while now it has become almost mandatory for businesses that strive for growth. Be that as it may, one of the unyielding benefits of cloud technology is its accessibility. This feature is what allows...

Top 4 Leadership Qualities You Need to Know

While there may seem to be people who are “born leaders,” it is certainly possible to learn the qualities of a successful leader. These leadership qualities can help everyone, whether they are managers or just simply working on a team and collaborating with others. You can be a successful leader by paying attention and being...

8 Unique Project Management Tips for Tech Teams

Tech teams are comprised of creative individuals, each with their own ideas on how things should work. A good project manager should allow team members to express their creativity, but also keep them focused on the main goal at the same time. The PM is the team member who brings all the creative forces together....

Ask A PM: How Do I Run an Effective Kick-Off Meeting?

“Dear Elizabeth: I ran a kick-off meeting for my project, and it was a disaster. I tried to do the detailed planning, but the group wouldn’t focus, and no one seemed to share the same view about what the project was going to deliver. The experience has put me off running kick-off meetings in the...

Enhancing Productivity for Project Managers in the New Year

In the New Year, businesses are eager to dive into new tasks and goals. Project managers are the first in line to have a full understanding of the intentions of the company going forward. It’s their job to take the companies’ new challenges and get them accomplished in the best way to achieve the desired...

How to Manage Global Projects Successfully?

With the increase in cloud-based platforms and web-enabled devices such as smartphones and laptops, remote collaboration has become more than just an option. Both freelancers and corporate teams collaborate on a plethora of projects and daily work-related activities constantly. According to Business 2 Community, 93% of organizations report using standardized, traditional project management practices, while...

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