With 2018 just around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of resolutions and new year planning.

But, before we say goodbye 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blogs from the past year.

1. 5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management

Automation, big data, and the Internet of Things were hot topics in 2017. In our most popular post, Andy Crowe looks at how emerging technologies will impact project management, now and in the future, and how project managers should prepare for these changes.

2. Need to Know Stats from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

To better understand how manufacturers practice project management, we surveyed more than 100 executives, engineers, and project managers, resulting in the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report. This post highlights the most interesting findings from the report.

3. Engineers, This is Why You Need Project Management Skills

Fifteen years into his career as a civil engineer, Christian Knutson began studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP) course. In this post, he talks about how his newfound PM skillset has benefited him and why engineers need to seek out project management education and development.

4. Boost Your Productivity with Kanban Boards

Have your standups been turning into sit-downs lately? You may want to try Kanban boards, says PM expert Andy Makar. He walks through the Kanban philosophy, the benefits of using Kanban boards in daily stand-ups, and how to visualize your tasks using LiquidPlanner’s Card View.

5. How to Run an Effective Meeting: Lessons from Pixar, Apple, and Amazon

Ed Catmull, president of Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney, invites candor and controversy to his meetings. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos invites only the most essential people. Check out this post to borrow meeting strategies from some of the most successful companies in the U.S.

6. How to Get Buy-In for a New Project Management Tool From Your Executive Team

Have you found a new project management tool, but first you need to sell the idea to your executive team? Kevin Crump walks you through how to do just that.

[Further Reading: How to Build a Business Case for a New PM Tool]

7. 6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

If you’re an engineer looking to grow your project management skillset, this post is for you. We perused review sites, blogs, and forums to find engineers’ most recommended books about project management.

8. Good Questions to Ask in a Project Management Job Interview

Interviews are two-way streets. While they’re trying to figure out if you can do the job, you also need to ask the right questions to ensure you want the job. PM expert Elizabeth Harrin shares her favorite questions to ask and what to watch out for during an interview.

9. 43 Resources for New and Experienced Project Managers

This is an exhaustive list of our favorite podcasts, books, blogs, websites, courses, and MOOCs about everything project management. Whether you’re an experienced PM or just beginning, you’re going to find something interesting and valuable on this list.

10. 6 Simple Ways Project Managers Can Improve Their Writing Skills Today

You may not have the word “writer” in your job title, but I’m willing to wager that you spend at least an hour or two every day writing. Read this post to learn six easy ways to improve your writing game.

Thanks for reading!

Thanks for being a loyal LiquidPlanner blog reader! As we prepare for another year of blogging, we’d love to hear what you’d like to see covered in 2018. Leave us a comment or shoot us a note if you have an idea. We’d love to hear it!

Happy New Year from all of us at LiquidPlanner!

The 10 Most Read LiquidPlanner Blog Posts of 2017 was last modified: November 10th, 2017 by Sam Sauer