Productivity

  • How to Write Status Reports that are Worth Reading

    How to Write Status Reports that are Worth Reading

    Status reports are a critical part of project management. We all write them, but hardly anyone reads them. Here's how to change that. The post How to Write Status Reports that are Worth Reading...

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  • Ask a Project Manager: How Can I Be More Productive?

    Ask a Project Manager: How Can I Be More Productive?

    “Dear Elizabeth: It feels like I’m spending so much time just staying on top of things. I have systems, but I don’t think they are the best. Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel like I’m never getting...

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  • Boost Your Productivity with Kanban Boards

    Boost Your Productivity with Kanban Boards

    If a project team is struggling, a common reaction is to host a daily stand-up meeting. The term “stand-up” has a wide interpretation. Many of the stand-ups I’ve attended have turned into...

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

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

    Meetings don’t have to be unproductive timesuckers. Learn how forward-thinking executives make their meetings more productive, cost-effective, and efficient. The post How to Run an Effective...

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  • 7 Secrets of Highly Productive Project Managers

    7 Secrets of Highly Productive Project Managers

    I recently went to Romania to run a two-day leadership workshop for project managers. I was looking forward to understanding how their project management challenges might be different to those of...

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  • How to Be a GTD Person in a Waterfall World

    How to Be a GTD Person in a Waterfall World

    I’ve been with the same cell phone carrier for over 10 years. My money has been kept in the same bank since I moved to Canada many years ago. By all accounts, I am a very loyal person to any...

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  • 7 Productive Ways to Think About Time Management

    7 Productive Ways to Think About Time Management

    You’ve probably heard the story of the professor who demonstrated the importance of prioritizing tasks by filling a jar with big rocks, and then asking his class if the jar seemed full. He then...

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  • 7 Ways to Juggle Multiple Project Tasks—and Get Things Done

    7 Ways to Juggle Multiple Project Tasks—and Get Things Done

    If you juggle a variety of projects every day, you’re in good company. We have LiquidPlanner customers who manage anywhere between 5 – 25 projects on any given day! Multi-tasking has become a part...

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  • How to Be Productive When You’re Overwhelmed

    How to Be Productive When You’re Overwhelmed

    Does this ever happen to you? It’s a perfectly good morning, there’s a warm beverage, your cozy workspace, your projects are all under control and then—BAM! Upon closer inspection you have a small...

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  • 5 LiquidPlanner Features That Make Your Team More Productive

    5 LiquidPlanner Features That Make Your Team More Productive

    Our customers tell us that one of the most gratifying benefits of planning projects in LiquidPlanner is that their teams accomplish a greater output of meaningful work.  We’ve even heard stories...

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  • 9 Ways to Get Your Week off to a Productive Start

    9 Ways to Get Your Week off to a Productive Start

    The beginning of a new week can feel overwhelming. Even though you’re picking up your project schedule where you left off two days earlier, Monday can feel like starting from scratch again (or at...

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  • 10 Tips for Effective Meetings

    10 Tips for Effective Meetings

    Meetings are an inevitable part of our everyday working life. They can either be productive, collaborative forums that help drive a business or project forward or time-eating, soul-crushing events...

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  • Time Management Tips From a Pro

    Time Management Tips From a Pro

    It’s the battle cry of professionals everywhere: “Time management, time management time management.” We all want to end our days feeling like heroes of our accomplishments rather than feeling...

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  • Infographic: How to Manage Productivity–The 5 Stages to Get Things Done (GTD)

    Infographic: How to Manage Productivity–The 5 Stages to Get Things Done (GTD)

    It’s everyone’s struggle: focusing on the most important work to be productive in the most impactful way. For the times when you’re stuck (“What do I do now?” “What do I do next?”), this...

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  • 5 Project Management Hacks: Get More Done with Less

    5 Project Management Hacks: Get More Done with Less

    As project managers, we’re often asked to do more with less as teams are further constrained and budgets reduced. Since refusing your leadership team’s requests isn’t the wisest career move, we...

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