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Adept Leadership: How Continuous Growth and Development Cultivates Productivity

Change is an inescapable reality. Perhaps there’s no other entity that can genuinely attest to this than a business. Sometimes, change comes from within, in one’s attempt to improve. At other times, it’s external, in the form of new market preferences, competitor landscape, or government regulations.  Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The

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Thank you, Steve.

Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011 You inspired me. You inspired our team. You inspired our passion for design excellence. It was that way yesterday and it will be so tomorrow and every day after. Rest in peace knowing you transformed more than a company, more than a generation; you changed the world forever.    ...

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...

The Pros and Cons of Working From Home

I am writing this blog post from my “home office” (which is really just a desk and a leather chair shoved into the corner of my room, but hey, it works). The hum of the laundry machine rumbles in the background, a petulant-looking cat sits idly on my windowsill, and I may or may not...

5 Steps to Better Change Management

“Change” is a powerful word, and I’m not talking about the coins rolling around in your pocket. “Change” as in to transform. To convert. The process of becoming different. There are usually two kinds of people in the world: those who embrace change, and those who fear it more than anything. No matter what category...

Project Portals: The LiquidPlanner Feature You’ve Never Heard Of

The project portals feature in LiquidPlanner has always been a customer favorite. Or at least, it is for the customers that know about it! After learning about priority-based scheduling, collaboration tools, and time tracking, project portals sometimes get overlooked. That’s why we wanted to use this blog post to shine the spotlight on one of the handiest features LiquidPlanner has...

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...

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