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The Latest News in Dynamic Project Management

  • Spring Cleaning: Simple Tips for Refreshing Your Workspace

    Spring Cleaning: Simple Tips for Refreshing Your Workspace

    We all know “that” drawer. You know, the one in your kitchen that catches batteries, keys that don’t belong to any lock in your house, and endless supplies of takeout menus.Now picture yourself in...

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  • What Kind of Onboarding Does LiquidPlanner Offer?

    What Kind of Onboarding Does LiquidPlanner Offer?

    If you’re in the market for a dedicated project management solution, it’s safe to assume you are facing down some very complex challenges:  generating a reliable schedule, juggling priorities,...

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  • Post-Industrial Project Management in the Era of Knowledge Work

    Post-Industrial Project Management in the Era of Knowledge Work

    We know old concepts that govern agriculture do not apply to industry. Engineers do not consult the weather or growing seasons before designing machinery. Yet many project managers who work in the...

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  • Using Agile Practices to Improve Business Customer Relationships

    Using Agile Practices to Improve Business Customer Relationships

    The relationship between IT and Business teams has rarely been heralded as a model for organizations to follow. The relationship is typically strained with IT being too slow to respond, expecting...

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  • Feeling Stuck? LiquidPlanner Can Help

    Feeling Stuck? LiquidPlanner Can Help

    We are excited to announce the release of the updated in-app Help Tab. LiquidPlanner users will now have access to updated help features for onboarding, projects, and more.With our latest update,...

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  • 4 Trends That Will Transform Project Management

    4 Trends That Will Transform Project Management

    In the world of project management, change is constant. From technology improvements to shifts in how teams collaborate and work together both in-house and around the world, it can sometimes feel...

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  • Part 2: Making the Most of Your Free LiquidPlanner Trial

    Part 2: Making the Most of Your Free LiquidPlanner Trial

    Editor’s Note: This guide is the second part of our series on making the most of your LiquidPlanner trial. Start there first to create a good foundation for your trial. In the first part of...

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  • So, You Inherited a Failing Project…Here’s What to Do Next

    So, You Inherited a Failing Project…Here’s What to Do Next

    Dear Elizabeth: I’ve inherited a sinking ship of a project. I didn’t know things were so bad when I took it on, and now it looks like I have a turnaround situation on my hands. No one seems to...

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  • How I (Sort of) Stopped Being A Micromanager

    How I (Sort of) Stopped Being A Micromanager

    I’m the member of the group project who ends up doing the whole thing, because “it’s just easier.”I’m the delegator who assigns a task, but chimes in at any moment to adjust steps, offer...

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  • The Right Tools for Remote Workers

    The Right Tools for Remote Workers

    Working remotely can be a blessing and a curse, for employee and employer alike. Providing flexibility and work/life balance is critical to positioning your company as a great place to work and is...

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  • Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

    Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers

    Until recently, popular opinion said that project managers’ experience levels and IQ were the best indicators of project success. But this perception is changing. These days, it’s more generally...

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  • A Cheat Sheet for Project Manager Knowledge Transfers

    A Cheat Sheet for Project Manager Knowledge Transfers

    Project methodologies often have a template to initiate a project or checklists to ensure a project is ready to pass a tollgate or a formal project milestone. If you look at your company’s own...

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  • 6 Real-World Benefits of Using Project Management Software in Manufacturing

    6 Real-World Benefits of Using Project Management Software in Manufacturing

    When Rob Welsh, a Development Process Manager at Lake Shore Cryotronics, went searching for a new project management tool, he was in the market for something that would help his team deliver...

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  • We Learn More From Failure Than Success: Lessons from the Kobayashi Maru

    We Learn More From Failure Than Success: Lessons from the Kobayashi Maru

    We have many words to describe a project in trouble—from “things have gone sideways” or “off-the-rails” to more graphic descriptions like “crash and burn.” The military has been a source of some...

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  • Master the Art of Persuasion with these 5 Must-Reads

    Master the Art of Persuasion with these 5 Must-Reads

    Managing a project comes with the unique challenge of leading, without being the boss.How do you lead without holding authority?The answer is persuasion. Mastering this skill can be hard, but here...

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  • The Real Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management

    The Real Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management

    Emotional intelligence, or EQ as it is also known, has become something of a bellwether for effective leadership. Various studies have highlighted a link between understanding emotions and...

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  • 3 Tips for Effective Communication on Remote Teams

    3 Tips for Effective Communication on Remote Teams

    Three years later, I can still vividly remember my first day as a remote worker. I woke up and went through my morning route, just as I had promised myself I would (no pajamas!). As I ate...

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  • How to Make the Most of Your Free LiquidPlanner Trial

    How to Make the Most of Your Free LiquidPlanner Trial

    Perhaps you’ve been visiting our website for a while now, reading blog posts and watching videos, but you haven’t used our software yet. Or maybe you’ve just learned of us, and you’re on the hunt...

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  • Signs You’re a Micromanager (and What to Do About It)

    Signs You’re a Micromanager (and What to Do About It)

    “Dear Elizabeth: Help! I think I’m a micromanager. My team is frustrated and demoralized, and I think I’m the cause. We’re a busy software team and we juggle multiple projects. I need to know...

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  • 5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

    5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

    Managing a distributed project team takes real skill and a definite commitment to putting a governance structure in place that enables success. This is a cardinal rule that I learned firsthand...

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