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6 Top Project Fears that Dynamic Project Management Makes Disappear

There’s a lot at stake for project teams and their managers. Big money’s on the table, commitments and partnerships have been made, and there’s a network of teams with skilled workers who are coordinating their efforts to make timely hand-offs and deliveries. In short, there’s endless stuff to accomplish and stay on top of. And if you...

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10 Killer Interview Questions for Project Managers on the Job Hunt

Your dream company has invited you to interview for a project management job. They’ve asked you their questions, and now it’s your turn to find out whether the company is a good fit for you. Asking the right questions can give you an accurate glimpse of what it will really be like to work for...

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Why We Hate Change

We often hear that people don’t like to change. On one hand, everyone has a lot of stories about people resisting change and preserving the status quo. And yet, we’re talking about humans—a species that adapts to all sorts of environments: from deserts to subarctic, from remote settlements to gigantic cities, from mines that go...

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How to Be a GTD Person in a Waterfall World

I’ve been with the same cell phone carrier for over 10 years. My money has been kept in the same bank since I moved to Canada many years ago. By all accounts, I am a very loyal person to any product, service or system that works for me. Project management and all of its principles—like...

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How to Lead a Team Through a Challenging Project (Without Making Them Hate You)

So here you are, heading up an important technology project for your company. There’s a lot at stake for your organization, your team and you. If you don’t take steps to prepare yourself, it could be a long, difficult process. And more importantly, if you don’t lead your team effectively, you could wind up being...

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Using Technology to Engage Millennials at Work

Millennials, also known as digital natives (and Generation Y), were born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. Millennials grew up with instant access to information, making them the first truly hyper-connected generation. In fact, technology is so ingrained in their lifestyle that the US Chamber of Commerce found that they are 2.5 times more...

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Flipping the Switch: How to Transition From Desktop to Cloud-Based Project Management Software

Embracing the current generation of cloud-based project management software can be a bit thorny for some enterprises. For starters, there can be negative preconceptions on the part of project managers and teams who are accustomed to desktop project management tools. More importantly, security concerns over how project information is distributed—and made transparently—in collaboration software change the...

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CEO Liz Pearce on What Makes LiquidPlanner Different [Video]

Earlier this spring, a team of LiquidPlanner folks went to Vegas to participate in Interop 2015. While we were there CEO Liz Pearce sat down at the InformationWeek News Desk from the Interop show floor to talk about the powerful secret sauce of our project management software. She tells Stephanie Stahl, VP of Content Marketing...

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Best Practices for IT Project Managers

Depending on which “shocking project management statistics” article you read, you’ll find failure rates for large IT projects range anywhere from 31 and 96 percent. Like a game of telephone, you never know what abysmal results consultants will reveal when surveying technology project budgets, schedules, and objectives. Regardless of the exact percentage though, the message...

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Why Ranged Estimations Are Good for Projects

When it comes to managing technical projects, you already know this: The only thing you can be sure of is uncertainty. Your project will undoubtedly take a few twists and turns on the way to delivery. And who knows what other sudden needs or emergencies will pop up to divert your attention from the project...

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6 Ways Project Management Software Improves Strategy

A strategy is all about planning. I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzzwords about cycle plan, multi-year strategy, strategic roadmap, and corporate strategy. Amazon has over 70,000 books on strategic planning. I haven’t had the chance to read all of them but the majority of strategic planning books include a mix of the following: Mission...

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The Truth Behind Multitasking

Technology and the modern world have given us many advantages—but multitasking isn’t one of them. Multitasking isn’t just about working on more than one task at the same time. It also involves switching back and forth between tasks and performing two or more tasks in rapid succession. Sound like a typical work week? Not too...

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