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4 Real-World Reasons to Get PMP Certified

Certifications look great on paper, but what is a project management professional (PMP) certification really worth in the real world?  In terms of salary, having your PMP certification can mean on average $10,000 more annually, according to a PMI study.  In fact, PMP certification ranks fifth on a list of the 15 most valuable certifications to have.

Pearl Marketing Group Increases Utilization by 25% with Mavenlink

Marketing Team Runs with Agency Efficiency Thanks to Project Management Software:

Average IT Project Manager Salary in 20 Major U.S. Cities

If you’re an IT project manager wondering how your salary stacks up, here’s your answer. Use this list of the average IT project manager salary across the 20 biggest U.S. cities by population to negotiate your next raise. The data is pulled from Indeed, Glassdoor, and Payscale, where available. Use it to negotiate your next salary or hire your next IT project manager.

Modern Project Management: An Introduction

Projects have been around since the Great Pyramids, but how we approach managing them has changed. Modern project management has been developing over several decades. To put this in perspective, let’s start with traditional project management.

Employee Onboarding for Project Managers: Give New Hires the Full Picture

Great onboarding experiences set the pace for your team’s future. The first weeks of your employees’ training, you have the opportunity to set them up for success. As a project manager, you can either get this right or miss a great opportunity.  

19 Lessons in Project Management Mistakes from NASA

Even NASA makes mistakes.

Thankfully, Jerry Madden documented 37 years of lessons he learned as Associate Director of Flight Projects at NASA, so we can learn from them.  

Increase Revenue by 30% with Mavenlink, Like Elevated Third Did

Elevated Third is a B2B digital marketing agency in Denver. They serve big-name clients including Kaiser Permanente, Sprint, and Comcast with design, strategy, UX, development, analytics, and more.

Full-Service Digital Agency Increases Profit by 40% with Mavenlink

Scott Brazdo and Steve Buck founded Black Tie Digital Marketing (BTDM) in 2011 to provide superior, sophisticated websites and internet marketing services that deliver results for small businesses.

Project Management Best Practices: Sites You Should Know and Love

If you’re a project manager, you’ve no doubt landed on websites like and These sites have generated large audiences by offering thoughtful articles and sharing best practices for project managers for years.

How to Improve Productivity (According to Science!)

We all strive to get more done. Answer more email, complete more tasks, and cross off more projects.

How Company Culture Plays Into Virtual Team Building

Today, 30 percent of the workforce is outside workforce! That number is expected to rise to 40 percent by 2020.

2016 Marketing Agency Trends: Two Ebooks You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Mavenlink has partnered with HubSpot to bring your agency two new and exciting ebooks this year. These two ebooks will improve your approach to both clients and talent. Get the scoop on the 2016 marketing agency trends you can’t ignore with two quick downloads.

Here’s How to Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Most Growing Agencies | Webinar

Aviana Briefs All Team Members in Single Workspace via Mavenlink + Google Drive

Aviana Global implements business, analytical, and performance-management solutions for IBM products. Its impressive client list includes Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, Boeing, Columbia Sportswear, DirecTV, Honda, Kaiser Permanente, and more. The company also serves the hospitality and gaming industry, including MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Sands. One of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in Orange County, Aviana was recognized by IBM as its “Micro Partner of the Year” in 2015.

Aplus Interior Design Builds its System of Record on Mavenlink, Google Apps

Based in Orange County, California, APlus Interior Design & Remodeling is one of the largest construction companies offering interior design in southern California.  With more than 30 years’ experience in custom remodeling of residential properties, APlus is a go-to solution for complete remodels from old home down to new home up.