The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

Project management is one of the most rapidly growing fields globally, because of its highly valuable application towards strategic business goal attainment.

The 6-Step Guide to Customer-Centric Project Management

Project management has never been more complex. The pace of work today, an increasingly competitive environment, growing demands from clients, and downward pressure on project margins, has made it significantly more challenging to deliver project-based work efficiently and profitably.  

What is an Operational System of Record?

We have exciting news! Today we announced in a press release that Mavenlink has emerged as a Leader in G2 Crowd’s Best Project Management Software grid. The news follows the recent announcement that Mavenlink is also ranked as a Leader in G2 Crowd’s Best Professional Services Automation Software (PSA) grid, positioning it as the only solution to be ranked as a leader in the two prominent software categories. 

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

Project 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. Even the experts, with years of work in the project-based arena, recognize the pressures on a day-to-day basis.

Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger

Mavenlink's Founder and CEO, Ray Grainger, has recently been featured in Bruce Harpham's book Project Managers at Work. In the interview below, you can learn more about how Ray got involved in project management, and most importantly, how Mavenlink came to be. 

Monday Blues? Research Reveals 9 Ways to Get Better Sleep

Mondays are better when you come in refreshed. It’s all too common to see people with Monday blues, feeling ill at ease, having trouble focusing and thinking clearly, or generally seeming less motivated. When that happens, your projects become at risk: You may be slower to spot issues and less sharp at resolving them. In fact, here are all the ways poor sleep could contribute to a reduced quality of work.

10 Performance Metrics Examples Project Managers Can't Afford to Miss

Project management is riddled with complications. It is imperative to keep track of performance metrics throughout the entirety of a project's lifecycle. Keeping track of key performance indicators allows a more accurate understanding of project status, success, and profitability. Check out these 10 examples of key performance metrics that every project manager can't afford to miss. 

The Cloud is Here to Stay: Be Prepared for the Challenges that Come with the Switch

Moving systems and services to the cloud has many known business benefits. However, as relatively new trend, there are understandably still questions and concerns surrounding reliability, availability, and what parts of the business should be hosted in the cloud.

Project Management, The Hollywood Model & Flash Organizations

Project management challenges exist across a number of industries, business models, and circumstances. In today's economy, most business leaders need to be aware of project management best practices— chances are, they will come across a complex project within their own organization that requires PM expertise. 

The Gig Economy, Digital Platforms, and Independent Workers

Independence Day is upon us! In honor of the day that Americans celebrate their freedom, we thought that alongside the red white and blue festivities, there was no better time to recognize the phenomenon that is currently transforming our economy—the independent worker.

Understanding the Most Common Process Mistakes in Project Management

The following blog will dive into the challenges and potential solutions associated with process at a project-based organization. These project management mistakes are procedural, and completely avoidable. 

Quick Guide: How to Define & Calculate Billable Performance to Target

Services firms have a profound need for business intelligence (BI) to make sense of vast information in order to make profitable decisions. Without this clarity, success is just an illusion.

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.

The Four Biggest Threats to Profit in Services

The phenomenon of chasing growth at the expense of margin is nowhere more visible than in the services industry. Winning a new piece of business, no matter how much money it contributes to the firm, may actually be detrimental to success.

How to Measure Planned and Actual Utilization Percentages

Project profit is only one part of what drives business. Companies can have profitable projects, and yet still lose money. This is typically from having too few employees working on revenue-creating projects.