10 Steps to Successful Process Governance

Consistency in execution and commitment to high quality of work are key success factors for every services business. Ensuring that all team members meet these standards can be difficult, but enforcing process consistency can make a huge difference.

Why the Professional Services Project Life Cycle Needs More Focus on Collaboration

The standard project life cycle has been used by countless companies to manage their business processes for many years despite the growing complexities surrounding project management. However, the complexities involved in professional services organization projects have reached a critical point where a new life cycle model is required for success.

Is Your Technology Causing More Problems Than It’s Solving?

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “Can Technology Accelerate Your Services Business?” Download the full ebook to learn more.

Even with an abundance of innovative ERP, PSA, and other project management, resource management, collaboration, and productivity tools in place—or perhaps because of these—there are gaps that exist. These gaps are often filled with manual procedures and spreadsheets, creating significant operating challenges.

What is Project Management Software Used For?

When most people think about project management software, the first thing that comes to mind is task scheduling and tracking. However, a good project management software is much more than that.

Great project management software will help you design a wireframe for your project to organize, plan, track, and execute as efficiently as possible. It also helps you manage resources to optimize profit margins and performance.

How to Build a Sustainable Business

Sustainability is a more important issue for businessesaround the world than ever.

Sustainable resources help eliminate waste and support healthier environments while allowing organizations to continue to provide the services and products that their clients demand. Most often, the term “sustainability” is used in regards to physical goods that have an impact on our ecosystem and preserving the planet.

How Does Project Management Software Improve the Project Lifecycle?

Most project managers follow a four-step project lifecycle to move a project from inception to completion. Not only is this process the lifeblood of a project manager; it is also the lifeblood of a services company. After all, it is only through the repeated completion of successful projects that revenue is generated.

While the progression of a project naturally follows this lifecycle, most savvy project managers have intentional processes at each step of the lifecycle to drive production...

How Continuous Delivery Enables High-Performing Technology Organizations

CTOs and other technology leaders face a difficult challenge: How do we get board members and fellow executives to understand how well an R&D team is performing? The short answer is by demonstrating value, which lies in working software. The faster we deliver software, the more value we show. The best way to quickly deliver software is to create a high-performing technology organization (aka an engineering team) by establishing continuous delivery.

Client Success: Taylors Improves Utilization Rates by 15% with Mavenlink

Taylors Development Strategists is an Australia-based urban planning and civil engineering organization that has worked in urban development, project strategy, and delivery for more than 50 years. Learn how Mavenlink supported Taylors’ international growth and improved utilization rates throughout the organization.

Client Success: Emarsys Increases Projects Delivered on Budget by 12.5% Year Over Year with Mavenlink

Emarsys is the largest independent marketing platform company in the world, providing software that enables personalized, one-to-one interactions between marketers and customers. Find out how Mavenlink helped Emarsys support its growing, global business for greater project success and higher rates of client satisfaction.

7 Project Management Tips for Consultants

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.

The Six Elements of Successful Project Scope Management

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.

How Much Time is Your Company Losing Switching Between Applications?

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “The Top 4 Productivity Obstacles Every Business Must Face.” Download the full ebook to learn more.

Years of technology adoption have led many businesses to have too many disconnected systems and experience difficulty in accessing information. Time lost in navigation is also hamstringing businesses, with 73% of companies in our State of the Services Economy 2019 report stating they spend more than one hour per day on average navigating from app to...

3 Ways to Build a Project Management Hub

As work becomes increasingly complicated array of moving parts, digital marketers should think of themselves more as project managers. But without a centralized project management hub, this transformation is difficult. However, if marketers consider the following suggestions for creating an all-in-one project management hub, they'll find themselves breathing a little easier amid the chaos of their day-to-day, writes, Jennifer Dodos, Director of Marketing Communications, Mavenlink​​​​​​.

Professional Services Resource Capacity Planning from Mavenlink and TSIA Now Available

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.

To Compete, CIOs Must First Build Trust

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...