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Five Steps to Getting a Project Done

You’re eager to start a new project and jump right in without trying to make order out of and find meaning in everything that needs to get done. How much time do you spend scratching your head, wondering what to do next or even how or where to start? Having a good plan is the most...

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How to Be Productive When You’re Overwhelmed

Has this ever happened to you? You’re having a perfectly good morning. A warm cup of coffee is in your hand, and you think you’ve got your workload under control when suddenly it hits you— You actually have a small avalanche of prioritized work to get through within the next two weeks, and it doesn’t...

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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Working on a Never-Ending Project

Completion is satisfying. Being able to cross an item off a to-do list, mark a task done, or deliver a finished project is a big part of being fulfilled at work. That’s why projects that stretch into a far-off horizon are challenging for even the most seasoned project manager. Whether you’re managing a mammoth IT...

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Seven Tips to Stay Productive During the Winter

Enduring the cold winter months can be a drag, but we should remember to stay productive and motivated during this season because we’re setting the tone (and pace) for the rest of the year. Just like in a race, if you go too slowly, you’ll never get into a winning rhythm. Staying indoors more during...

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Want Great Work from Your Project Team? Get Happy

We’ve often been taught that happiness is the result of success, but what if it’s actually the other way around? That’s what one researcher in the field of positive psychology, Shawn Achor, has set out to prove. In his book, The Happiness Advantage, he examines how the brain functions better when a person is feeling...

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How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

Learn how to prioritize your projects when every project is as equally important as all of the others....

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7 Essential Time Management Strategies

Get the right things done in less time. Check out these seven tips on time management....

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Track Your Projects with these 5 LiquidPlanner Reports

Take advantage of all of LiquidPlanner's reporting capabilities! This project reports roundup summarizes the reports available to track your projects....

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Why Is Organizational Change so Hard?

When we talk about “organizational change,” the words “resistance” and “tension” often spring to mind....

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Project Management Lessons from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Between Thanksgiving and the Christmas holiday, my family and I have a few traditions. One of them is to watch "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Hidden amongst the classic scenes that only John Hughes could write, there are a few project management lessons worth your consideration....

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5 Key Principles to Resource Management

The purpose of project management is to bring together people, processes and tools to accomplish a common objective. It follows, then, that one of the most important elements of project management is managing the resources that actually do the work. In practice, however, many PMs focus on measuring resources rather than acting as a force...

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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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