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How Did Project Management Skills Prepare Us for the New Normal?

“Reopening schools” has been the buzz phrase in the news recently and much of the rhetoric has revolved around economic impact, the safety of students, and the potential for increased Coronavirus outbreaks.  But what’s really behind something that seems to be such a simple project — reopening classroom doors? Let’s take, for example, a contained

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LiquidPlanner Case Study: How SharedVue Cut Out the Project Middle Man Using LP

A Conversation with SharedVue’s Matt Nisonger, Director of IT SharedVue is changing the way channel marketers sell their products through the partner channel. They’ve created the SharedVue Platform, a SaaS based Cloud Marketing solution with the versatility and scalability to help channel partners become better product marketers. Whether it’s updating content on channel partners’ websites automatically or enabling...

Keep the Solution Simple When Your Project Teams Are Struggling

I hear stories like this all the time: “Our project teams are in chaos and our executives are insisting on some kind of ‘fire and forget’ solution that does not slow down the business.” Every project manager needs to join me in a collective groan so that we can move on to talking about a...

Missed Deadlines: The High Cost of Project Management Slips

Missed deadlines cost money, even for small projects. But when the scale is big, the price tag for poor project management can be astronomical. Check out these catastrophic schedule misses and learn how they impacted the bottom line. To embed this graphic on your site, add this code to your web page’s HTML: <p><a href=”http://www.liquidplanner.com/blog/2011/2/15/missed-deadlines-the-high-cost-of-project-management-slips.html”...

LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Taghleef Industries Turned Their Roadblocks into Gateways Using LP

LiquidPlanner Case Study: How Taghleef Industries Turned Their Roadblocks into Gateways Using LP

“Insanity: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein When Taghleef Industries, Inc. (Ti, and formerly known as AET), a manufacturer of the polypropylene film that encases everything from cheddar cheese to DVDs, was looking at a multi-year SAP implementation they needed a...

4 Arguments for Moving Client Collaboration Online

Change is never easy, especially when it comes to working with clients. If your company is using an online project collaboration system but your clients still insist on calling or emailing you, the extra work of logging those communications can add up. Here are some good points that you can use in your argument for moving the...

Designing Better Software: 5 Rules to Follow

I began my career designing software at Microsoft. Back then, our products typically involved a three-year development cycle  – a deadline unheard of in today’s software R&D space. Back then, the long development period meant there was no real sense of urgency involved in the process. We all had three years to defend our designs...

Does Good Project Management Make for Good Client Management?

Sarmeesha Reddy, co-founder of software development and technology consulting firm Dharmatech, says, “Yes!” We recently sat down with Sarmeesha to learn about how she and her partner, Jason Hill, are using LiquidPlanner to manage not only their clients’ projects but also the internal operations of their Salt Lake City firm. What was your project management process...

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....

4 Things an Old Project Manager can Teach a Young One

Project Management is a serious profession, but the best project managers don’t all have PMP certifications or even know what the PMBOK is.  They have a cowboy’s sense for what matters. They have solid skills with the tools of the trade and the kind of people skills that get them invited back to conversations. That’s...

What Project Managers Can Learn from Angry Birds

If you haven’t already discovered the most clever and addictive mobile game, Angry Birds, I suggest checking it out. The movie really tells the story best, but if you don’t have the time to watch it, it’s about launching birds at pigs. It’s not only a physics-lovers dream; there are also some valuable project management lessons to be...

Project Schedule Promises: Are We There Yet?

“Just a minute!” “OK! In a sec…” “We’ll be done in a bit!” How many times have you heard yourself say one of those phrases? How many times have they been said to you? If you’re a parent, then you probably find yourself saying them least a few times a day. And you probably learned...

Can a Project Management Tool Have Values?

We know they have value. But can they have a set of values, in the way that you and I as humans do? I think the answer is a resounding “yes.” LiquidPlanner has been designed with a strong set of principles as a guide. We turn to them when we develop new features and improve existing ones. We...

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