The Essential Elements of a Project Timeline

In project management, it’s well known that organization is critical for success. The clear communication of goals, targets, and deadlines establishes the foundation for each team member to accomplish individual tasks in a prompt and productive way while keeping the overall objectives in mind. A project timeline is an essential management tool that chronologically tracks stages, intermediate milestones, and deadlines to keep all team members engaged and aware. When interdependencies and...

How to Create a Project Budget That Works

Every successful services business has a deep understanding of project budgets and what it takes to create an accurate budget and stay on target. While this may seem straightforward there are many complicating factors that must be taken into account regarding a project’s budget and keeping it on track. Success for a company demands a well-rounded knowledge of how to create a project budget that is realistic, achievable, and ultimately in service of healthy profit margins.

5 Steps to Measure Your Project Outcomes

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “Outcomes Engineering: Your Winning Formula for Success.” Download the full ebook to learn more.

Do you know the difference between project outputs and outcomes? Outputs are the deliverables of a project or client engagement. Outcomes are the level of performance or achievement that occur as a result of the activity or services your organization provides. Outcomes are changes in behavior or conditions that reflect a positive impact, and are specific...

The Importance of Project Integration Management

Managing projects is more complex than ever. With specialized skills, a wide variety of software solutions, and high client expectations, orchestrating the many different aspects of project processes can feel overwhelming. However, the advent of the project integration management process can help both project managers and the resources they manage stay informed from the beginning to the end of a project.

8 Tips for Estimating Resources in Project Management

Calculating resources in project management is one of the primary skills for a project manager. It depends on not only understanding project scope and needs, but also having detailed knowledge of how each team member performs, how the team performs together, and the typical feedback loop between team and client. Making an accurate prediction can be complicated but is important not only to bid the project accurately, but also to effectively plan for and execute a project.

3 Types of Project Management Goals to Improve Success

When it comes to setting goals in project management, many people think of goals related to keeping a project on time and on budget. While there is a lot that goes into keeping a project within those constraints—there is so much more to project management than just time and money.

In this article, we will discuss using project outcome goals to help make individual projects more successful, which will also increase the value of your work, and which project management performance goals will...

Why is Hybrid Project Management Right for Your Business?

When it comes to choosing a project management methodology, most organizations find themselves being forced to choose between Agile project management and a traditional project management method, such as Waterfall. While each of these strategies have their strengths and weaknesses, many team members have a preferred approach.

Mavenlink Product Release Roundup - August 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 the latest additions and improvements to our product.

What is Change Management and Why Does Your Company Need It?

Implementing and retaining new business solutions can be difficult for any company that has established their own way of working. However, no matter how successful your company may be, the time will always come when outdated methods are in need of revision or replacement.

What is a Project Proposal and Why is it Important?

Understanding what a project proposal is, why it’s important to your business and your clients, and how to approach a project proposal successfully can help you more effectively write and deliver a project proposal.

What is ContinuousNEXT? Managing the Constant Change of Digital Transformation

For years, companies across all industries have contended with and grown through the era of digital transformation. This era of transformation was focused on moving from outdated systems onto modern digital platforms designed to support organizations in ways that weren’t previously possible. However, the era of digital transformation doesn’t simply end when the majority of companies have completed that transition.

What Should a Project Proposal Include?

If you’re working on writing a project proposal for a potential client or customer, you may be wondering what—exactly—your project proposal should include. While your actual project proposal will depend on the type of project, there are several key sections that every project proposal should include.

How to Improve Customer Experience Through the Five C’s - Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part blog about how your business can improve client experience (CX). Read part 1 on communication and consistency here.

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.

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.