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5 Steps to Build Confidence in Your Team Members

In a previous post, 5 Tips to Build Confidence in Yourself As a Project Manager, we looked at how to build confidence in ourselves. In this post we change the focus and look at how to build confidence in others.As project management…See More
May 9, 2014
Alison Meier posted blog posts
May 9, 2014
Alison Meier posted blog posts
Mar 14, 2014
A blog post by Alison Meier was featured

7 Ways to Create a Budget for Your Project

There’s a tight link between project management and budgets. Preparing a project budget requires thinking through the project in detail before anyone starts working.“Budget is a proxy for project planning.” This aphorism was a live-tweet of a talk given by Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council. In other words, when you finish laying out a budget, you should feel like…See More
Sep 10, 2013
Alison Meier posted a blog post

7 Ways to Create a Budget for Your Project

There’s a tight link between project management and budgets. Preparing a project budget requires thinking through the project in detail before anyone starts working.“Budget is a proxy for project planning.” This aphorism was a live-tweet of a talk given by Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council. In other words, when you finish laying out a budget, you should feel like…See More
Sep 10, 2013
A blog post by Alison Meier was featured

8 Steps to Plan for Your Successor

Always have an exit strategy.That advice is a truism for nonprofits, business owners and boards of publicly traded companies. All of them have a fiduciary duty to craft succession plans for key leaders. However, the adage equally applies to project managers. You don’t want to be stuck in your position for the foreseeable future – just as ambitious, capable members of your team deserve a chance to move up to the next…See More
Aug 20, 2013
Alison Meier posted a blog post

8 Steps to Plan for Your Successor

Always have an exit strategy.That advice is a truism for nonprofits, business owners and boards of publicly traded companies. All of them have a fiduciary duty to craft succession plans for key leaders. However, the adage equally applies to project managers. You don’t want to be stuck in your position for the foreseeable future – just as ambitious, capable members of your team deserve a chance to move up to the next…See More
Aug 20, 2013
A blog post by Alison Meier was featured

6 Areas Where You Can Apply “Collaborative Leverage”

Collaborative leverage is the ability to apply the right technology to the right process at the right time with the right people. It’s a concept I developed for my company,Collaborative Strategies, Inc., which talks about how to integrate collaboration into a work stream for the best adoption and highest return.The value of collaborationFor the last 20 years, when people…See More
Aug 8, 2013
Alison Meier posted a blog post

6 Areas Where You Can Apply “Collaborative Leverage”

Collaborative leverage is the ability to apply the right technology to the right process at the right time with the right people. It’s a concept I developed for my company,Collaborative Strategies, Inc., which talks about how to integrate collaboration into a work stream for the best adoption and highest return.The value of collaborationFor the last 20 years, when people…See More
Aug 8, 2013
A blog post by Alison Meier was featured

5 Ways to Set Your Team Up for Success

The watchword for a successful project is clarity. To set your team up for success, you have to be clear about your project’s objectives as well as each team member’s role and responsibilities. Before getting your project started, break down pre-project preparations into these five steps:1. Start before your team does. The first order of business is to clarify project objectives – before sitting down with your team. This…See More
Aug 6, 2013
Alison Meier posted a blog post

5 Ways to Set Your Team Up for Success

The watchword for a successful project is clarity. To set your team up for success, you have to be clear about your project’s objectives as well as each team member’s role and responsibilities. Before getting your project started, break down pre-project preparations into these five steps:1. Start before your team does. The first order of business is to clarify project objectives – before sitting down with your team. This…See More
Aug 6, 2013
A blog post by Alison Meier was featured

The Importance of Failing Productively

I recently attended the APM (Association for Project Management) yearly conference in London. The overarching theme was Adapt, and called on the project management profession to adapt its thinking to address the increasing expectations of society – a society that has a growing intolerance to failure and expects all projects to succeed.One of the most stimulating speakers of the…See More
Jul 23, 2013
Alison Meier posted a blog post

The Importance of Failing Productively

I recently attended the APM (Association for Project Management) yearly conference in London. The overarching theme was Adapt, and called on the project management profession to adapt its thinking to address the increasing expectations of society – a society that has a growing intolerance to failure and expects all projects to succeed.One of the most stimulating speakers of the…See More
Jul 23, 2013
A blog post by Alison Meier was featured

5 Lessons Learned on Launching a Software Product

I recently hung my “digital storefront shingle” and launched my first commercial software product. The Better Book Description Tool is a simple What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWIG) editor that helps Amazon Kindle authors create great looking Amazon Kindle html book descriptions.I didn’t think it…See More
Jul 16, 2013
Alison Meier posted a blog post

5 Lessons Learned on Launching a Software Product

I recently hung my “digital storefront shingle” and launched my first commercial software product. The Better Book Description Tool is a simple What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWIG) editor that helps Amazon Kindle authors create great looking Amazon Kindle html book descriptions.I didn’t think it…See More
Jul 16, 2013
Madhu Chander commented on Alison Meier's blog post 'Infographic: 4 Lessons in Project Management from the Renaissance'
"Excellent Infographic. Tweeted it. :)"
Jul 10, 2013

Profile Information

Company:
LiquidPlanner
Job Title:
Community Marketing Manager
City:
Seattle
State:
WA
Country:
United States
Industry:
Technology, Software, Internet
Professional PM certifications:
No
Years in Project Management:
1-3
Website 1:
http://www.liquidplanner.com

Alison Meier's Blog

5 Steps to Build Confidence in Your Team Members

In a previous post, 5 Tips to Build Confidence in Yourself As a Project Manager, we looked at how to build confidence in ourselves. In this post we change the focus and look at how to build confidence in others.…

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Posted on April 22, 2014 at 12:41pm

7 Steps to Improve Collaboration on Your Team

Effective collaboration achieves what no single team member can on her own. As business magnate Richard Branson said, “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”  The best collaborations do this—optimize each person’s skills by utilizing suggestions from around the table, inspiring cooperation and creative buy-in from all involved.…

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Posted on April 15, 2014 at 1:32pm

In the Future Everyone Will Be a Project Manager

Charles Seybold is a bit of a trend-setter in our book. When he makes statements like, “You are a project manager!” to someone who’s a marketing writer, we like to sit down and get the full story. As our Chief Product Officer, Charles co-founded and designed LiquidPlanner with a vision to transform how projects were managed among teams. We asked him about what the future of project management will look like – and how far we’ve come already.…

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Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:17pm

17 Reasons Why Time Tracking Makes You a Better Project Manager

The idea of time tracking hurts more than the reality of it. The initial resistance to tracking time is normal – you’re changing habits which takes some getting used to. But in reality, can you and your team (and organization) afford not to know where the precious resource of your time goes – and how it affects the business?…

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Posted on March 6, 2014 at 1:46pm

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