Liquid Planner

Originally posted on the ProjExc Project Excellence Blog on 25-Mar-08
We’re currently trialling a new on-line tool which has captured our interest.
Currently available as a free beta (they haven’t yet announced a release date for the final version), LiquidPlanner provides a means of organizing, assigning, and tracking tasks. It also includes tools that are designed to help project managers keep everyone on deadline.
Because LiquidPlanner is web-based (a major trend that we observed in PM Tools at the recent Project Challenge), there’s no software to download, which makes it quick and easy to set up. It is also easy to use, whether you’re trying out collaboration software for the first time or making a transition to it from a product such as Microsoft Project. It offers many of the same features as that latter application, but goes the extra mile in offering a “probabilistic scheduling” feature that allows for more-realistic task scheduling.
We’ll keep this blog posted with how we get on, but we’d also really appreciate your thoughts on the tool if you’ve used it.