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5 Steps for Managing a Remote Project Team

We live in a connected world. Such a connected world, that even with a project manager in New York City, a front-end developer in San Diego, and a content manager in Canada, it is still possible to conduct efficient business...if you adjust accordingly.

The First Three Sections Required for a Great SOW (Statement of Work)

In this article, you’ll discover what belongs in each section of your SOW (statement of work). Within each section, short example text is provided to demonstrate what a successful SOW looks like.

Five Tips to Cure Project Team Procrastination

For teams focused on project-based work, deadlines are imperative. Ask yourself this question: Are you letting procrastination get in the way of delivering projects?

The Surprising Truth About Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is a major issue, especially at small to mid-sized companies where the cost of losing employees is a lot to bear. Retaining employees means ensuring their success within your organization.

Quick Guide: How to Survive in The Consumer-Driven, Service Level Economy

We are in the early stages of a transformation that will change how we work forever. In a recent report, Power Shift: The rise of the consumer-focused enterprise in the digital age, the Kellogg Institute documents how the digital revolution has created a power shift from sellers to buyers.

Happy International Women's Day! Six Women Share Their Most Meaningful Moments in Tech

The women who work at Mavenlink have come from myriad paths to get to the roles in technology they hold today. And they are critical to our company — their contributions shape our business strategy, product development, client success and our code. 

How to Create the Ultimate Project Budget and Reporting Schedule

Effective project management is essential for every organization that bills out work. That is, if you are hiring consultants, contractors, or part-time workers, you need to understand two critical aspects of project management: budgeting and reporting. 

Project Management Checklist: 30 Things the Best Managers Know and Do

The service industry has a unique pain. That is, it's products are it's people. Because of this, there are imperative steps involved in managing a project, and team— a project management checklist is a great way to start. 

Project Manager's Top 10 Tips for Keeping Projects on Time and on Budget

Taking a reactive approach as a project manager essentially guarantees that your project will be overdue, over budget, and diverted from its original goal. It takes a proactive project manager, fluid communication and some essential preparation to guarantee success. These following tips can ensure your project continues its desired trajectory, and finishes on time and on budget (every project managers goal!). 

7 Google Drive Tips & Tricks You Can't Afford to Miss

If you’re settling for the basic functionality of Google Docs, you are not leveraging its true potential. Here’s some tips and tricks you need to know in order to increase your efficiency and take advantage of this cloud-based office suite.

One on One Meeting Health Check

Are Your Meetings Moving You Forward or Holding You Back? Your one on one meeting is a way to stay connected with your employees. As we move out of the Age of Information and into the Age of the Customer, deep human connections matter more than ever. This is true of our external customers and also our internal customers.

Two New Ways to Manage Tasks Like a Maven

HubSpot Certified and All Around Mavenlink Aficionado: Meet Mike R.

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).

Got Issues? Track Them with Mavenlink Issue Tracking

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.

Lessons Learned from a Startup Pro: An Interview with HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah

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.