LiquidPlanner 4.3 Release Integrates Simple Task Tracking Into Project Management Workflow

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Friday, March 29, 2013

LiquidPlanner, developer of the industry's only priority-based, predictive project management solution, announced the addition of features designed to dramatically improve team performance and collaboration. Now checklists can be added to any task in LiquidPlanner, so that all individual steps can easily be listed and crossed off as they're completed. Checklist items can be reordered by dragging and dropping, copied between tasks, or assigned to other team members who need to review or approve the work.

"Checklists are the ultimate Swiss Army knife for project teams," said Liz Pearce, LiquidPlanner CEO. "They can be used for quality control, new hire training, tracking individual to-do lists, managing repeatable processes and much more. By capturing the steps that go into tasks with simple checklists, teams can gain more control over their project plans and -- at the same time -- better ensure that the work is being done right."

The new release also includes a complete overhaul of key social collaboration features. Comments are now threaded (like Facebook) instead of streamed in date order (like Twitter), so conversations are easier to follow. Conversation threads can be filtered by client, project or team. Users can also choose which types of activities or events (such as adding documents or marking completed items) trigger email notification -- significantly improving the signal-to-noise ratio of email alerts.

While many project portfolio management solutions brush off simple task management in favor of more robust scheduling and resource management features, LiquidPlanner is committed to serving the needs of both individual contributors and managers with its dynamic solution.

"To help companies be successful, social task management vendors must boost employee productivity with simple task tracking and allow for more comprehensive resource planning," said Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. "By using predictive scheduling and time tracking in combination with lightweight checklists, teams get the best of both worlds."

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