Change Management Needs a Change

There is nothing more predictable than change. It is, as they say, the one constant in the universe. However, the volumes of analysis and research on the subject of change only provide a peek at how change may impact our individual business. In other words, there is no magic wand solution for managing change that works predictably for everybody. Where would the fun in that be?

Client Success: Maestro Increases Projects Delivered On Time and On Budget by 100% with Mavenlink

Maestro is not your typical agency. They focus on developing your learning and marketing through strategy, design, and technology.

Change Management and the Transformation of Professional Services Organizations

We’re in the age of both digital disruption and radical innovation, which can cause many professional services firms to cringe at the implications. Why? Because how these firms adapt to change determines their success. Adapting alone to simply fit in with a trend, however, will not be sufficient for this next wave of global technological disruption. So what kinds of changes can be expected? For professional services firms there are two to consider.

An Introduction to Rescuing At-Risk Projects

In any given project, there are many interrelated and moving parts—tasks, milestones, dependencies, costs, resources, deliverables—that need to be carefully managed. Adding to that, many times a project manager is concurrently managing many different projects, all with different scopes, priorities, resources, and stakeholders. 

It's no surprise then that projects run into trouble every day. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, things go wrong. While you may know this to be true, when it’s...

Are You Ready for GDPR?

Organizations are struggling to comprehend the impact of GDPR. They are faced with a barrage of often misleading, inaccurate or incomplete commentary from across the industry. It is time for many to stop, breathe and think before focusing on what is arguably the most significant change to data privacy there has ever been. GDPR is a lengthy piece of legislation. It took four years of debate and negotiation before the legislation was passed by the EU Parliament in April 2016. Legislators...

[Video] AMP Agency Reaches Billable Utilization Targets with Mavenlink

AMP is a brand ecosystem agency that architects cohesive brand ecosystems and digital products that grow businesses. It was important for AMP to find a tool that provided the leadership team real-time access to the health of client portfolios and the business. Enter, Mavenlink. 

Do You Communicate or Collaborate?

Too many projects fail because of a lack of communication. A report by PMI in 2013 stated that “$135 million is at risk for every $1 billion spent on a project. Further research on the importance of effective communications uncovers that a startling 56 percent ($75 million of that $135 million) is at risk due to ineffective communications.”

Digital Disruption's Impact on Leadership

What elements create the effective leadership skills that are critical to managing digital disruption? Research from IMD suggests that certain leaders are equipped to thrive amidst today’s digital transformations. They possess certain skill sets and sensitivity to their team's and customers' needs and exhibit behaviors that exemplify the nature of Agile leadership: From IMD: “The research revealed that leadership effectiveness in disruptive environments shared many of the same...

Why Collaboration Doesn't Always Work

We live in a networked economy where connections are currency and collaboration and teamwork have become the fundamental tools for today’s knowledge-based professional services firms. The success and rise of the collaborative economy underscores just how critical it is to be able to form and join highly productive teams. “The best team wins” has never been more true, and with digital disruption sitting on our doorstep, we’re collectively poised to move toward the future of work where all of...

The #1 Challenge in Resource Management (According to the Experts)

Resource management is a complex practice that continues to challenge even the most sophisticated of companies and experts. The many moving parts involved in a project from inception to completion makes the practice extremely fluid and hard to predict.

The Essentials to Leadership

Being in a leadership role can be a challenge. This blog post will provide tips on how to move from the "weeds of management" to the "light of leadership."

Welcome to the Future of Work [Video]

Service organizations have a problem. A big problem. The business environment around them is rapidly changing and the complexity of managing their businesses is accelerating.

Introducing Full Cycle Resource Management

In services, success relies on getting the resources with the right capabilities, on the right assignments, and at the right margins. Effectively managing this process is important for client satisfaction and successful project delivery. It is also extremely valuable. 

7 Capacity Planning Steps to Avoid Project Management Nightmares

Most individuals think of capacity planning in terms of supply and demand in product-based industries; it equally applies to service industries and is a critical component of project management. Here are some steps companies and project managers can take to avoid nightmares.

Anywise Consulting Reduces Time Spent on Reporting by 60% with Mavenlink

Anywise Consulting was established in 2014 in Brunswick East (VIC), Australia to deliver Specialist Business Development, Engineering, Project Management and Logistics Support. When faced with significant growth, Anywise began the search for a new tool to support their vision for the future. Enter, Mavenlink.