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  • From Onboarding to Expert: Adopting LiquidPlanner Practices

    From Onboarding to Expert: Adopting LiquidPlanner Practices

    In our last article, we quickly discussed the four key phases LiquidPlanner customers experience when they first begin using the product: onboarding, adoption, refining, and optimization. Then, we...

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  • Why You Shouldn’t Be a Jerk

    Why You Shouldn’t Be a Jerk

    The other night I was watching the pilot of Workin’ Moms, a Canadian sitcom about women who have just returned to work after maternity leave. One of the moms pulls a really jerky move on her first...

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  • From Onboarding to Expert: Optimizing Projects and Processes with LiquidPlanner

    From Onboarding to Expert: Optimizing Projects and Processes with LiquidPlanner

    Here at LiquidPlanner we’ve identified four main stages our customers go through to optimize their projects and processes. Our most successful customers don’t try to “eat the elephant,” so to...

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  • Just Keep Swimming: Using LiquidPlanner to Manage the Big Swim

    Just Keep Swimming: Using LiquidPlanner to Manage the Big Swim

    I spend much of my life outside of LiquidPlanner in and around bodies of water. I’m a passionate open water swimmer—marathon swimming, in particular—and a big part of that passion is giving back...

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  • How to Be Productive When You’re Overwhelmed

    How to Be Productive When You’re Overwhelmed

    Has this ever happened to you?You’re having a perfectly good morning. A warm cup of coffee is in your hand, and you think you’ve got your workload under control when suddenly it hits you—You...

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  • Ask a PM: How to Motivate the Team When It Thinks It Should Stop

    Ask a PM: How to Motivate the Team When It Thinks It Should Stop

    Dear Elizabeth: My project team and the exec leadership team are not on the same page. How do you motivate the team when it thinks it should stop but the senior stakeholders direct us to keep...

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  • Resist Business B.S.—How Can We Rebel (and Get Credit for Being Brilliant)?

    Resist Business B.S.—How Can We Rebel (and Get Credit for Being Brilliant)?

    In my previous article, we discussed how strategic intent answers Why?, how strategic objectives answer What?, and how tactics answer How?. The trouble comes when strategic objectives and...

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  • Navigate Team Communication Like a Genderlect Pro

    Navigate Team Communication Like a Genderlect Pro

    In my previous post, we looked at Deborah Tannen’s work on genderlect and why women and men often misunderstand each other. Here, I share more of her research and a few ideas on how we can become...

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  • Resist Business B.S.—Why Wouldn’t We Rebel When Strategies Fail?

    Resist Business B.S.—Why Wouldn’t We Rebel When Strategies Fail?

    According to executives, nearly half of all strategic initiatives fail.Various studies conducted since 1995 consistently show executives will admit their strategic objectives have failed on some...

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  • Did You Just Say That? Understanding Gender-Specific Communication Styles

    Did You Just Say That? Understanding Gender-Specific Communication Styles

    Not sure why members of your multigender team appear to misunderstand each other despite speaking the same language? Here is the single most important point to remember about genderlect. It’s...

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  • How Good Project Management Could Have Prevented the Mess Known as Brexit

    How Good Project Management Could Have Prevented the Mess Known as Brexit

    I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Ireland. Lots of great music, stout, and tea. The sky was blue and the grass green. We enjoyed wonderful hospitality across the island.However, the only...

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  • Gen Z: Project Managing Their Futures

    Gen Z: Project Managing Their Futures

    Teenagers are making their presence felt in the tech start-up world, developing apps, creating social networks, and building online businesses at a remarkable pace. Far from treating them as side...

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  • How to Create an Inclusive Workplace for Women and Men

    How to Create an Inclusive Workplace for Women and Men

    It’s widely acknowledged that a positive, inclusive office culture leads to better morale and higher productivity amongst staff. Figures from research by Deloitte and The Female Quotient show that...

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  • Read an eBook Week: Celebrate with Four of the Best from LiquidPlanner

    Read an eBook Week: Celebrate with Four of the Best from LiquidPlanner

    The first full week of March is a chance for book lovers and writers to share their passion in digital form.To celebrate Read an eBook Week, we’ve compiled this short list of our best eBooks.We...

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  • Creative Ways to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged and Motivated

    Creative Ways to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged and Motivated

    Remote working has become the norm in the modern world of work, with digital technology enabling members of teams in different locations and different time zones to work together on the same...

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  • How to Deal with a Disconnect Between Teams

    How to Deal with a Disconnect Between Teams

    I once worked as a business development manager for a startup. As someone who was responsible for new projects, I was very much client facing and interacted with many different departments to...

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  • Team Essentials: Keeping Your LiquidPlanner Schedule Up to Date

    Team Essentials: Keeping Your LiquidPlanner Schedule Up to Date

    In my previous article, I discussed how easy it is to reprioritize your work in LiquidPlanner. This week, I’ll show you how to maintain your schedule and keep it up to date.Now that LiquidPlanner...

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  • Using LiquidPlanner to Manage…Weather?

    Using LiquidPlanner to Manage…Weather?

    While it can mostly be forecasted, the weather has its share of unpredictability, making many wish it could be managed like a project. One company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, however, has...

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  • How to Stay Motivated When You’re Working on a Never-Ending Project

    How to Stay Motivated When You’re Working on a Never-Ending Project

    Whether you’re managing a mammoth IT project with a delivery date that is two years out or working on one that’s been delayed due to scope creep and other problems, staying motivated is a natural...

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  • How to Step Up When the Project Manager Is Away

    How to Step Up When the Project Manager Is Away

    One piece of valuable advice I was given early in my career was to always work to make my boss’s boss look good. Another was to always work as if I were the one responsible for the outcome. These...

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