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LiquidPlanner feature spotlight: Tags—5 Ways to Use Them

Are you making the most of Tags? Tagging plan items in LiquidPlanner is a fast and effective way to categorize, filter and report on work—and we want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of this handy feature tucked within your project management tool. Tags, in a nutshell                                                                              As time passes and more projects fill...

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10 Steps to Manage Your Budget When the Scope Changes

If your budget is the roadmap to completing the project, what happens when the destination changes? You assess where you are, and how you got there, then redo the budget to complete the journey. Managing resources is filled with surprises. Change orders in projects are the norm, not the exception, so the seasoned project manager...

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5 Lessons From My First Year Using LiquidPlanner

I still remember the first day my colleague trained me on LiquidPlanner. I had used other project management tools in the past with frustration, so the thought of learning about another one made me cringe. However, by the end of my orientation, I felt optimistic and actually excited! This project planning software seemed different. I’ll...

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21 Project Management Resolutions for the New Year

Resolutions, goals, intentions, missions—whatever you call yours, the blue sky of a fresh new year is the time to set your mind on achievements and career themes. Here are 21 ideas for taking your skills, your job and your team to the next level. Go get ‘em, tiger! Be a more effective delegator. Focus on...

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9 Ways to Up Your Project Management Game

There’s enough going on every day at work that sometimes just getting things done is a full-time job. However, in order to make a meaningful difference to the projects you work on and to your career, you need to keep honing your skills. An added bonus: learning keeps us from getting bored and stuck in...

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9 Tips to Become a More Effective Delegator

Delegating is one of the quickest ways to perform your job better. When you effectively delegate work, you can do more strategic work and focus on what really matters and less on non-essential matters. Plus, most of your team members want more responsibility—it’s essential to their job growth. Everyone wins. But where do you start,...

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7 Ways Online Project Management Software Helps Build Your Business

As many of you are probably discovering, project management software is used for a lot more than maintaining a project Gantt chart these days. When you implement a cloud-based project management tool while building a business, you gain a competitive advantage and prevent some costly internal business lessons. This is because the right PM tool...

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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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Defense Against the Dark Art of Estimation Bargaining

We developers spend a lot of time learning about programming. Unless you work on project management software, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking what happens outside the realm of programming.  However, you need to take this seriously, as there are a lot of conversations going on all around us, and they   define what we...

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How to Manage Scope Creep — and Even Prevent It From Happening

Scope creep—the insidious tendency for software projects to grow beyond their original bounds—looms on every software development project. If you’re a project management professional, avoiding scope creep increases the chance of delivering the project on time and on budget. Smaller projects have a much greater chance of success, so savvy PMs split a massive assignment...

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