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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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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 Manage Resources for Your Team

“I’m allocated at 125%,” my project lead sighed as he pointed to the column on the Gantt chart. The project lead was not alone: All of the other team members had similar percentages in the same column. At the time, resource allocation was just another undecipherable column on a Gantt chart for all of us....

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7 Ways to Juggle Multiple Project Tasks—and Get Things Done

If you juggle a variety of projects every day, you’re in good company. We have LiquidPlanner customers who manage anywhere between 5 – 25 projects on any given day! Multi-tasking has become a part of our work culture. Done well, you can move toward business goals faster. Done poorly, you can stretch yourself so thin...

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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 Project Management Tips to Make Order out of Chaos

Do you ever feel like you hold your project schedule hostage because you just can’t get your arms around your workload? It happens.  Even when we have our well-ordered processes, we sometimes fall off the organizational wagon. Instead of letting the tsunami of project planning take you down, practice these simple  project management tips to...

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10 Killer Interview Questions for Hiring Project Managers

(Editor’s Note: We recently published an updated version of this article, where we asked recruiters for their favorite PM interview questions. Check it out.) Interviewing project management for open positions is something I have had to do but I don’t find it easy. How do you know what to ask? And how do you use what is...

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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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7 Tips to Get Monday off to a Great Start

What is it about Mondays? We take it as a given, that at some point on Sunday a sense of gloom and anxiety will settle in as we think about the week ahead. Even if we like our jobs and the people we work with. Crazy, isn’t it? Research conducted on the subject of the...

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Infographic: How Estimation Can Be Applied to Really Important Tasks–Like Holiday Dinner!

Turkeys—like some projects—are famous for not being done on time.  So this year, instead of having a bunch of hungry stragglers gather in your kitchen waiting for the bird to cook, try something else. Make ranged estimates of your dinner’s completion time. Estimating in best/worst case scenarios is one of our founding principles and differentiators...

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15 Reasons Why You and Your Team Should Be Tracking Time

In my customer support role here at LiquidPlanner, I talk to a lot of new customers. The same two questions come up over and over again: “Why should we track our time?” “How can I convince my team to track their time?” (I usually suggest bribery in the form of chocolate chip cookies.) All joking aside,...

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