Waterfall vs. Agile Project Management: Pros & Cons

Most project managers naturally lean toward either waterfall or agile project management philosophies. Which you choose is probably dependent on how you experienced project management when you were first starting in the field, what types of projects you first worked on, and your natural comfort zone and approach to tasks.

Mavenlink Product Release Roundup - July 2020

As a worldwide leader in project and resource management, Mavenlink is continually updating our solution to provide value to you and deliver an exceptional client experience. We are pleased to share with you a roundup of the latest additions and improvements to our product.

Why is the Project Lifecycle Important?

The project lifecycle is a way of viewing the entirety of a project that establishes the steps to complete a project, helps maintain focus and momentum, and creates better defined high-level stages of completion. It helps to make sure different teams on a project can better coordinate their efforts while helping the project manager make more informed prioritization decisions.

Find Your Place in The Future of Work

What does the future of work hold in store for companies around the world? Understanding changing trends, new workforce demands, and the constantly shifting needs of industries can help organizations stay on top of the best ways to adapt and grow for consistent, predictable success.

To help businesses better understand and adapt to these changes, Mediaplanet's Future of Work has premiered to provide crucial insights.

7 Common Consulting Firm Project Management Challenges

Every consulting business has its own unique challenges across the services industry. However, successfully managing projects is a common challenge faced by every consulting firm. Finding creative solutions to delivering successful projects is the key to long-term success.

Top 10 Reasons Why Building Your Own Project Management Solution Sucks

The ability to consistently and effectively manage the constant stream of projects that services businesses are delivering is critical for predictable and sustainable success. However, even the most skilled project manager can’t keep up without the aid of a reliable project management solution.

10 Quick Ways to Boost Your Agency’s Productivity

Being a successful agency requires consistent productivity. Productivity enables agencies to take on more clients, complete more projects, and stay as profitable as possible in a highly competitive industry. But what does it take to be truly productive?

The Business Collaboration Checklist

Are you looking for ways to improve your company’s collaboration efforts?

Ensuring effective communication across an organization, especially during a time when a large portion of workers are distributed and primarily communicating with one another online, is critical for a company’s success. Creating great collaboration takes time and focused effort whether your organization has experience in remote work or not.

The Evolving State of Professional Services

Whether we are ready for it or not, the digital workplace has arrived. During this current crisis, businesses and individuals around the world have learned to depend on digital technology to survive. Getting comfortable with using cloud-based technology to collaborate, communicate, and coordinate essential projects using a distributed workforce once had a steep learning curve, but now is common. For many firms, this represents an enormous opportunity to emerge from economic uncertainty with...

Work From Anywhere, Deliver Work Everywhere

Today, companies everywhere are being forced to work differently. The sudden shift to remote work in response to COVID-19 has created a new norm. One that requires organizations to not only be there for customers just as they were before, but to be anywhere and everywhere clients need their services organizations to be.

This is what Mavenlink does. We deliver remote work, seamlessly. We have been doing it for years and we can help you do that for your clients.

How to Improve Customer Experience Through the Five C’s - Part 1

While the titles may have changed and adapted to industry trends over the years, all of us who work in services delivery are ultimately in the business of serving our clients and managing their customer experience (CX).

In a very telling statistic produced by our customer and partner, Qualtrics, 80% of CEOs believe their companies deliver a superior experience - while in reality, only 8% of their customers agree. Qualtrics has dubbed this the “Experience Gap.” It’s clearly a huge problem and...

Client Success: PlainJoe Studios Increases Projects Closing Within Budget by 50% With Mavenlink

PlainJoe Studios is a multi-discipline, experiential design studio intently focused on spatial, strategic, and digitally immersive storytelling. Learn how Mavenlink gave them critical project insights for continued success.

4 Signs of Underutilized Resources (And How to Course Correct)

Effectively utilizing every resource for long-term success takes consistent effort. Sometimes, resource utilization rates can slowly slip, which can negatively affect projects and profitability. Without constant diligence and a resource management solution that reports and helps to improve utilization rates, it’s easy for resources to become underutilized, without either managers or team members themselves noticing.

Stay on the lookout for the following four signs that can alert you to when...

Mavenlink Product Release Roundup - May 2020

At Mavenlink, we are committed to delivering an exceptional client experience and continually strengthening our solution.

Here’s a roundup of some of our recent product enhancements.

What Are the 4 Most Common Challenges for a Scaling IT Services Organization?

Whether your IT services organization is an internal department working to support a larger business or a standalone company, growth is a consistent goal and a measure of success. But with growth there will inevitably be complications and challenges unique to your business.