Mavenlink CEO and co-founder Ray Grainger’s newest report, Turning Projects into Profits: Five Trends Transforming The Future of Services Delivery, details how best practices in delivering project work must evolve to keep up with the shifting business ecosystem. Project management technology is fast outpacing our collective paradigm about the vital role of project work within a business. It’s time to catch up.Pulling from his depth of experience as a global managing partner at leading...
The Problem: Afraid to Grow
Growth is an exciting but challenging situation for marketing agencies. You’re in demand! You’ve built a strong portfolio of clients, word is spreading, and your workload is increasing.The challenge? Scaling at the right pace. How do you know you will have enough business to sustain team growth in the coming months? How do you know that you have the right amount of people to deliver on client demand? Do you have the right tools in place to uphold the integrity...
The resource planning and project management software you choose to be a part of your daily work life is a big decision. It also has big implications; the right platform will help you to grow, and manage that growth efficently. We understand you need to do your homework and we want to help.
If Mavenlink had a mascot, it would likely be Mike Rizzo. In addition to managing content creation and data through our marketing automation platform HubSpot, Mike’s unofficial job is also Mavenlink advocate. Most Mavens around the office know that Mike is the go-to guy for Maven gear and more. (Stickers? He’s got them. Mavenlink stationary? Done. Pens? Of course.) Having recently celebrated his one year anniversary here, we are excited to feature Mike as May's Maven (a Mayven, if you will).
While we wish every project could go off without a hitch, we are also big believers in pragmatism. Every project is going to run into a few roadblocks, like bugs, client changes, or tickets — all of which can impact scope and timeline.
Mavenlink Co-Founder and CCO Sean Crafts had the chance to sit down and pick the brain of entrepreneur Dharmesh Shah, the co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. Dharmesh’s personal resume is impressive; in addition to his work at HubSpot, he created a blog for software startups (OnStartups); has started and sold two other software companies; is an active member of the Boston entrepreneurial scene; and is an angel investor in over 30 startups.
Our first featured Maven was one of the earliest Mavenlink employees, Melissa. Today we’re meeting another original team member: Jeff! He works in our San Francisco office helping to create many of the powerful features seen in Mavenlink (most recently, he helped build our updated utilization report). Read on to learn more about Jeff and what he does here at Mavenlink!
Good utilization is the hallmark of a well-run agency or professional services team. When your team is consistently busy delivering work (and not so busy that they burn out), you can hire reliably and invest in your business.
Rate Cards are a powerful way to standardize project pricing and improve the efficiency of your team’s billable projects. Since we first launched this feature last year, we’ve been listening to feedback from Rate Card power users. Today, we are excited to share with you some new enhancements that make Rate Cards even more versatile.
In an effort to make the settings area for your Mavenlink projects more intuitive and even easier to get to, we’ve made a few recent improvements. Most notably? We’ve moved the gear icon to access your settings to a position that is more noticeable: right next to your project’s name.