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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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How to Execute Projects That Deliver Results: 3 Strategies

Anyone familiar with the saying, “The best-laid plans of mice and men,” also realizes that no matter how well you prepare, your efforts can easily go off the rails without focused attention and proper follow-up along the way. Organizations and teams need to pay attention to project execution in order to deliver impactful projects. That’s...

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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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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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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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5 Reasons Clients Need Project Managers

Have you ever had to justify adding a project manager to the project? Adding a project management professional to a team to “just manage” the project is still a relatively new concept, if you consider that project management as a profession is still a young one. The Project Management Institute (PMI) was only founded in...

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What’s That New Container Icon in Your LiquidPlanner Workspace? Backlog Packages!

You might have noticed a new icon in your LiquidPlanner workspace that looks like this: This container was dropped from the beak of storks on Saturday, February 28 and represents your new Backlog packages. These packages are a handy new way to organize and store unscheduled work in your project management tool, with the added...

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LiquidPlanner’s Dashboards. A Powerful Way to Share Project Information

LiquidPlanner’s Dashboards features is a powerful visual tool that lets you share selected project information with team members and stakeholders—inside and outside of your company. Dashboards are fun to make and to use because they have a big impact in such a simple way. For example, dashboards let you select the exact project data for...

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What Project Managers and Magicians Have in Common, Or: Why Harry Houdini Was the World’s Greatest Project Manager

On my desk, I have a bobblehead figure of Harry Houdini, the world’s greatest magician and escapologist. It reminds me that every project needs a little magic, and every project manager needs a little bit of “woofle dust” to make obstacles disappear and help launch dates align with the project schedule (even when you’re using...

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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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The New Getting Started Process for LiquidPlanner Trial Users

You sign up for a LiquidPlanner trial and you want to make the most out of your trial. So how do you get a project and your team up and running as soon as possible? We took the “what-do-I-do-now” portion of learning a new project management tool out of the equation. LiquidPlanner trial users now...

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6 Ways to Improve Client Relations: Ingredients for Success and Happiness

“Cesar, we are not happy. We need to talk.” That’s what I heard once from a client when I was left alone with him after a meeting. Sometimes your clients will come out and tell you that they’re not satisfied with how you’re managing an agency project. Sometimes they’ll hint at it. Sometimes you can...

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