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Using LiquidPlanner Data to Monitor and Analyze Your Projects

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These days, project data is everything. You need it in order to stay on budget, to know how your resources are allocated, and to track status throughout the project cycle. You also need a way to share that data with collaborators and stakeholders. By design, LiquidPlanner is a resource-driven PM solution that will give you all of the mission-critical data you need to successfully run your projects.

In order to build reports that provide reliable data, you need to make sure the projects in your workspace are in ship-shape. As with any reporting tool, your data is only as good as the information that gets added to the system. Before diving in, make sure that:

In this 4-part guide, you’ll learn how to use LiquidPlanner data to answer four main questions:

What is the current status of my project?

« Return to Introduction Department VP: “Can you give me an update on the Greenfields Project? Is it on plan?” Project Manager: *tosses coin* “It’s heads – we’re doing fine.” Department VP: “Don’t you have a more scientific method?” Project Manager: “Best out of three?” As a project manager, sometimes you need to see what's happening across your entire portfolio and other times you need a real-time...

How is my team doing?

« Return to Introduction Project Manager: “Jackie, it looks like your work for this project isn’t going to get done by our deadline. Is there anything blocking you?” Jackie: “What work?” People are at the center of every project. You need to see what your team is working on across all projects. This way, you can make sure that the distribution of work is allocated efficiently to keep your project on schedule. Dat...

How is my project performing over time?

« Return to Introduction Project Manager: “We’ve made good progress and expect to be finished with the project in approximately one month.” Stakeholder: “One month?! I thought the whole project was only supposed to take a week! What changed?” Project Manager: “Well, unfortunately, I didn’t drive my time machine to work today...” Soon after your project gets underway, you might start wondering: "Is my project t...

What is putting my project at risk?

« Return to Introduction Department VP: “How’s it going with the Apollo Project?” Project Manager: “We’re a little behind right now, but I’m confident that it will be fine.” Department VP: “And by fine, you mean late." As a PM, you’ve most certainly heard that you should be managing the “iron triangle” or the “triple constraints” of a project, which include: Scope - what needs to get done. Sc...
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