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PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSIGHTS

In this post, we share five practical systems to help increase your productivity (and reduce stress) as a busy project manager. Get started:
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Productive PM: 5 Practical Systems to Get More Done

Practical systems have made me a more productive Project Manager. I used to worry about tools that helped with my workload, ironically. Did they diminish my role? Should I be thinking more on my feet? I’ve come to understand that systems are the foundation of successful individuals. They squeeze more tasks into each day. Systems

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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: Fortunate or Frustrated with Family

While working from home, a shocking reality has emerged for many of us as we share space not designed for — or intended as — our fulltime office. How will we navigate this new reality? Are we doomed to daily frustration or fortunate to spend more time with those who love we most — even...

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...

A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business

When I was approached by our blog team to contribute an article for Women in Tech Week, I knew immediately what my contribution would be. I’ve worked very closely with one of our earliest employees and current VP of Product, Jen Morrisey, for the past five years, and I can’t think of a more inspirational...

Quick Take: My Favorite Women-Authored Blogs

When I joined LiquidPlanner as the Director of Marketing toward the end of 2019, I was pleased to find that our blog features many strong, independent, and talented female authors. In the tech industry, it can sometimes (or often) feel that, as a woman, you play second fiddle — that your opinion is valued, but...

Why I Opted Out of a Senior PM Job

There’s plenty written on why women don’t get the top jobs in project leadership – but there’s an assumption there that they want those jobs.  I know many women do want to take senior jobs, and we do need to work at eradicating the reasons that cause talented, dedicated, knowledgeable women to miss out on...

4 Lessons on Knowing Your Worth as a Woman in Tech

When I began my first real office job a week after graduating college, I was still young and figuring out who I was. That job eventually helped me learn a lot about myself, though not in the way I might have originally hoped. I was a brand-spanking-new adult awkwardly navigating a full-time job and the...

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...

A Letter From Our CEO About COVID-19

Dear LiquidPlanner Customer, Helping teams plan and execute work is our purpose. We designed and built our product to enhance team effectiveness with project management and resource utilization. The Coronavirus pandemic presents a real threat to people, companies, and the global economy. To protect our team and ensure business continuity, we adopted a work from...

Why All Entrepreneurs Should Have Project Management Skills

Not every project manager is an entrepreneur, but all entrepreneurs need to be project managers if they want their business to succeed. Whether it’s developing a new product or securing investment, where the process involves a series of steps, it should be managed like any other project. Although many elements of project management apply to...

4 Key Steps to Achieving Digital Transformation

Today more than ever, digital tools, innovations, and workflows play a vital role in an organization’s work methods. Although new technology pathways can help prevent employee burnout, decrease the frequency of human error, and inform your decisions with data-driven results, the journey to full digital integrations is often not an easy one. As the need...

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