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Q&A With Dana Silverman, LiquidPlanner’s Online Marketing Manager

LiquidPlanner’s new online marketing manager, Dana Silverman is a fan of “work smarter, not harder.” We like it! And, we’re thrilled to have his savvy know-how on our team. Read on to learn more about Dana’s productivity tips, a favorite book, and a what he does away from the office. Briefly describe an average work...

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The Updated LiquidPlanner Help Tab

As part of our August release, we refreshed our in-app Help tab, to make it easier for customers to get what they need directly from their LiquidPlanner workspace.   Whether you’re new to LiquidPlanner or you’ve been around the LP workspace block, you’ll probably have a question or some feedback at some point—and want to...

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4 Common IT Project Management Challenges and 4 Solutions

IT projects are notoriously difficult to manage, and failure is an all-too-common outcome. The right IT project management software can help manage the risk, but the odds of failure remain daunting. A 2012 study by McKinsey & Co. and the University of Oxford tells a cautionary tale of large IT projects that are severely troubled:...

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LiquidPlanner August Release: Your New Streamlined Edit Panel

You’ve probably noticed that your Edit Panel has a new look and feel. What’s going on?We did a little updating and reorganizing for you. For one, we streamlined the design to increase visibility into the project fields that you use the most. We also wanted to give you a quicker and easier way to access...

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How to Make and Keep Priorities

Priorities: We love them, we hate them; we need them and we struggle to achieve them. Being able to identify and execute on work that most matters to your business is crucial for success. If you’re a leader, how you prioritize goals affects your employee’s productivity. If you’re a project manager, you have to know...

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6 Tips for the Accidental Project Manager

Like many others, you probably didn’t plan to get into project management, but fell into it, so to speak. You weren’t originally employed to do (or manage) project work, but with time you were asked to look after a couple of projects in addition to your regular responsibilities. You haven’t received much training—if any—and your...

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10 Tips for Getting Your Project Back on Track

As we all know, few (if any) IT projects happen without running into issues. This is true for all kinds of projects. The larger and more complex the project plan, the more likely you are to hit a point where your project schedule falls short of delivering what it originally planned to. The reasons for...

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Q&A With Megan Kiest-McFarland, LiquidPlanner’s New Senior Software Engineer

We’re thrilled to have such an insightful and personable new senior software engineer join LiquidPlanner! Read on to learn more about how Megan Kiest-McFarland starts her day, what she values in her co-workers and the scientific bent she brings to her culinary endeavors.   Briefly describe an average work day at LiquidPlanner: When I come...

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10 Leadership Best Practices for Project Managers

Being a project manager who leads a team or project requires the right combination of experience, skills and confidence. There’s usually a lot at stake, and the balance between running the project and being a leader can get tricky. After all, being a project manager and a team leader are two distinct roles–with overlap, of course. The good...

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9 Ways to Get Your Week off to a Productive Start

The beginning of a new week can feel overwhelming. Even though you’re picking up your project schedule where you left off two days earlier, Monday can feel like starting from scratch again (or at least be a memory exercise). Here are nine tips to get you off to a productive start of the week. Happy...

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LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce Makes the 40 Under 40 Class of 2014

We are so proud to announce that our smart and smashing CEO Liz Pearce will be part of Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. Liz, and the other 39 other recipients, will be part of a special “40 Under 40” PSBJ issue that pays tribute to dynamic leaders in the local...

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Q&A With Ben White, LiquidPlanner’s New Account Coordinator

Accountability is just one quality that Ben White appreciates in his coworkers. As an Account Coordinator, Ben brings a passion for sales and customer care to the LiquidPlanner sales team. Read on to pick up some focusing tips and see which LP team member swayed Ben to say “I do” (so to speak). Briefly describe...

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