Consultants face a unique business challenge. Unlike internal hires that are expected to have a transition period and slow productive build, consultants are expected to hit the ground running, delivering high-impact results on time and on budget, every time. Not only are these pressures coming from the client, but they are also caused internally by the nature of the business.
Profitable projects rely on understanding and sticking to the project scope that has been agreed to and signed off by a services business and a client. This includes all deliverables, revisions, and due dates, ensuring that clients receive what they paid for and the company does not provide free work. However, even a project with a well-defined project scope can experience scope creep without detailed and diligent project scope management.
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The Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and Mavenlink’s joint whitepaper on Professional Services Resource Capacity Planning is now available. This professional services research is the result of in-depth analysis regarding the need for and effects of capacity planning in the modern services industry.
Most of us grew up with our parents telling us not to get into strangers’ cars. Today, we regularly open ridesharing apps on our phones and willingly ask strangers to drive us places. Ridesharing apps can track where we are during our ride, who our driver is, and even allow us to send our route and estimated time of arrival to friends. This interaction—which essentially amounts to hitchhiking—is made possible because technology facilitated instantaneous trust building within a transaction...
The services industry is experiencing new types of pressures that are changing businesses around the world. In this blog series, we will examine the six major pressures facing services firms today, their causes, and how you can successfully respond.
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Completing a project on time and under budget requires every team member involved to work in sync with one another. But even the most effective managers and well-trained teams can struggle to remain coordinated without the right support.
Services organizations today are dealing with increasingly specialized work and a siloing of data and departments that are caused by myriad systems intended to make it easier to get work done. While these systems can help equip team members with the tools and insights they need to succeed, they may not be enough on their own to efficiently run a services business.
Mavenlink recently published its 2019 State of the Services Economy Report, an annual in-depth analysis of the services industry based on a global survey, including the trends and obstacles shaping businesses around the world.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the professional and business services is one of the fastest-growing segments in the industry. As a result, services organizations are clamoring to adapt to meet the needs of both their clients and the rapidly evolving spectrum of services for project-based work.
When most people think of project management software, they think of a centralized to-do list that organizes tasks and responsibilities. However, project management is about so much more than just task management.
More services organizations than ever are focused on centralizing resource management to better compete in the ever-changing industry. In order to do so, services organizations are using modern technology solutions to enable more effective resource management. However, many businesses are searching for the right implementation strategy to make the most of their new solution.