If you know just one thing about LiquidPlanner, know this:
It’s going to take your preconceived notions about scheduling projects and kick them to the curb.
LiquidPlanner is a fundamentally different way of thinking about, and doing, project management. Here are some of the underlying truths behind LiquidPlanner’s unique Priority-Based Scheduling model:
You probably don’t know exactly when you will start and finish your work
You might know when you hope to start and finish each task, but can you really be confident that the stars will align to guarantee that everything plays out that way? Probably not. Luckily, most of us are better at predicting the order in which we will complete our tasks. So in LiquidPlanner, task priority order drives the scheduling of your work, not fixed start and finish dates.
You probably don’t know exactly how much effort your tasks will take
This is true even for seasoned estimators. Uncertainty is a simple fact of life, but it will wreak havoc on your project if you hide it away in single-point estimates. That’s why in LiquidPlanner, you enter ranged effort estimates on your tasks. LiquidPlanner automatically translates that uncertainty into a realistic range of probable start and finish dates for each task.
You probably fall short on updating your plan
No offense. But who does have time to chase down a bunch of manual adjustments every time one little thing changes in your plan? In most tools, the accuracy of your plan depends on that kind of manual discipline. The beauty of LiquidPlanner is that it automatically recalculates your entire plan for you every time you make a change. In mere moments you—and team members—can see the effect that the one change had on every project in your entire portfolio.
Are you noticing a theme here? Projects are run by people, and people are imperfect. Lucky for us, LiquidPlanner works with our imperfections, not against them. You don’t have to be some kind of superhuman project planning ninja around here. LiquidPlanner can get you the same results just the way you are.