Project Management in Manufacturing

  • How to Get Executive Buy-In for Project Management Software

    How to Get Executive Buy-In for Project Management Software

    You’ve found the perfect project management tool. Now you just need the boss to say yes. Learn how to build a compelling business case that leaves them with one question: Where do I sign?

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  • The Business Case for LiquidPlanner

    The Business Case for LiquidPlanner

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  • 5 Ways Cloud-Based Project Management Software Saves Time and Money

    5 Ways Cloud-Based Project Management Software Saves Time and Money

    The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 18 percent in 2017 to total $246.8 billion. Here are five reasons why moving to a cloud-based project management tool could save you...

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  • The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

    The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

    A multiple-methodology approach to project management may lead to happier project teams, according to a new report by LiquidPlanner. Andy Makar explains why in this post. The post The Case for...

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  • How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing

    How Big Data Can Give Project Managers The Edge In Manufacturing

    There is no escaping the big data revolution that is sweeping across all sectors of industry. Companies that embrace this revolution are on the road to achieving greater business efficiencies and...

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  • 6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

    6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

    While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them. Many engineers end up learning PM skills on the job and on their own time.If you’re an...

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  • 5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

    5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

    Here’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career:  successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills.  It’s not that the technical skills aren’t...

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  • A Look Inside Project Management at StarFish Medical

    A Look Inside Project Management at StarFish Medical

    Before a medical device reaches a patient’s bedside, it must go through a rigorous multi-step process that includes design, development, testing, regulatory review, and manufacturing. Andrew...

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  • Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

    Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing

    This story is part of our Industry 4.0 series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and...

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  • 5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management

    5 Ways AI and Automation Will Change Project Management

    Technology has made our lives easier. If you don’t believe that, go watch a few episodes of the PBS series, The Frontier House. While technology and automation have lessened some of the...

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  • 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing

    2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing

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  • How Manufacturers Can Gain Competitive Advantage Through Servitization

    How Manufacturers Can Gain Competitive Advantage Through Servitization

    In a fiercely competitive global market, manufacturers’ product margins face increasing pressure, forcing them to look for ways to differentiate their businesses. Many are going down the...

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  • Industry 4.0 Series | 3D Printing in Manufacturing: Three Sectors to Watch

    Industry 4.0 Series | 3D Printing in Manufacturing: Three Sectors to Watch

    This story is part of our Industry 4.0 series, which looks at the new technologies, techniques, and trends that are pushing manufacturers toward a new level of optimization and...

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  • Case Study: Scientific Equipment Manufacturer Adopts LiquidPlanner for All Product Development

    Case Study: Scientific Equipment Manufacturer Adopts LiquidPlanner for All Product Development

    At Lake Shore Cryotronics, a scientific equipment manufacturer, the lack of a project portfolio solution for project management made it difficult for the company’s 50-person product development...

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  • How to Manage Chaos: Advice on Project Management and Workplace Conundrums

    How to Manage Chaos: Advice on Project Management and Workplace Conundrums

    Project management expert Elizabeth Harrin answers readers’ questions the challenges, risks, and rewards of project work.

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  • Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots

    Industry 4.0 Series: Preparing for the Rise of Collaborative Robots

    There’s a new wave of robots on the horizon. They’re smarter, safer, and cheaper than earlier models. And, they’re going to have a major impact on manufacturing for years to come. The post...

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  • What Project Management in Manufacturing Looks Like Today [Infographic]

    What Project Management in Manufacturing Looks Like Today [Infographic]

    Manufacturing is essentially a series of sequential steps in a longer process. Because each step must be completed before moving onto the next, even the smallest delay can have a significant...

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  • 4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

    4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

    Robots operating autonomously on factory lines, drones delivering packages to doorsteps, 3D printed organs working alongside our own. Just 15 years ago, these ideas may have sounded like plot...

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  • 5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

    5 Stats You Need to Know from the 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing Report

    In manufacturing, time is money. Every delay, machinery breakdown, and defective product adds up and, ultimately, hurts the bottom line.But following structured project management methods can help...

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  • 7 Steps to Build a Continuous Improvement Culture

    7 Steps to Build a Continuous Improvement Culture

    After World War II, new theories about quality began to be implemented. Many of these ideas were brought to Japan and embraced by the country as it rebuilt in the years after the war. These ideas...

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