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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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Case Study: Inbound Marketing Agency Streamlines Resource Management with LiquidPlanner

Every marketing professional services firm—whether it’s a web design firm, an advertising agency, or a PR consultancy—at one point encounters the same challenge: how do you accurately forecast future work without hiring unnecessarily or laying people off when business temporarily slows down? Christina Griggs is the CFO for Inflow a growing inbound marketing agency based...

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The Little (Scheduling) Engine That Could

I have vague memories of my mom reading The Little Engine That Could to me as a child. (Well, mostly just her voice repeating “I-think-I-can” over and over.) If you haven’t read the story, it’s about a small engine that succeeds in pulling a much larger train over a mountain, when none of the other...

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9 Steps to Plan and Manage a Schedule With Confidence

Are you confident in your project plan?   Does your plan realistically forecast future dates or are you using “pick-a-date” task management? Is the plan up to date? Are you even following a plan? Project managers answer these questions with varying degrees of certainty. Some project schedules are built once and then left untouched on...

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