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Grab the Reins! 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Create More Opportunity at Work

Webster’s dictionary defines opportunity as “a favorable juncture of circumstances and a good chance for advancement or progress.” There are steps you can take to maximize your abilities, taking your value to the project team—and career—to the next level. Best-selling author Shakti Gawain advises, “Create opportunities by asking for them.” The following seven tips will...

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How 3 Customers Increased Productivity Using LiquidPlanner

How does using LiquidPlanner help increase our customers’ level of productivity? Well, we’re going to let them tell you in their own words! Here, three LP customers—Knowmad, Complete Spectrum and Beneport—share detailed highlights about how using our online project management software has improved the way they plan projects, manage resources, and increased their team’s productivity....

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3 Project Management Myths

Managing projects isn’t easy, regardless of the industry you’re in. Effective project managers need a combination of analytical thinking, emotional intelligence, and technical ability. And even when someone has a project management professional certification, it doesn’t guarantee they’ll succeed. More often it’s the individual’s ability to grow and learn at speed that signifies their ability...

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What Books Have Influenced Your Career? A Labor Day Literary Special

In the spirit of Labor Day, we’re taking a bow to all of our careers and the good, hard work we do to make a difference. None of us got here alone; there were mentors, teachers, parents, friends, bosses, colleagues—and a few key reads. Here’s a list of 21 books that made an impact on...

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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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Q&A With Will Cramer, LiquidPlanner’s New Customer Support Specialist

When he’s not writing for music websites and creating made-up companies with friends, Will Cramer is working as LiquidPlanner’s newest Customer Support Specialist. Read on to see how this lively addition to our organization spends his day, stays focused, and what he has to say about charting a career and prepping for a job interview....

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LiquidPlanner Tip: Duplicate Plan Items

Tip: Duplicate plan items within your project plan. This is a great way to get a fast start on a new project that includes the same tasks and fields. You can duplicate everything in your LiquidPlanner workspace from entire projects to task items. It’s easy. Simply right-click your item of choice, then select Duplicate. Next, you get...

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