The Top 6 Pressures Facing Services Firms Blog Series: Expectations of Greater Transparency

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.

Read our previous entries about short-term, project-based work, remote teams, and increased competition.

Surveys Said: Agencies Need a New Approach to Compete

How marketers can use statistics from both surveys, to examine ways in which marketing services organizations can better position, compete, and gain market share in this increasingly challenging environment, writes, John Reese, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mavenlink.

Client Success: TribalScale Extends Forecasting by 92 Days with Mavenlink

TribalScale creates digital solutions for web, mobile, and emerging technologies to transform clients into digital-first companies. Learn more about how Mavenlink helped TribalScale refine their processes for a new stage of success.

8 Steps for Introducing Your Team to a New Project Management Software Solution

Implementing new project management software can be challenging and exciting. This tool can not only help increase data and tracking in your projects but can also maximize efficiency, resources, and margins.

To reap the benefits of your new project management software, your team first needs to have full buy-in and commitment to its use. This makes the initial introduction of the software to your team integral to your project management software success.

Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience

Take this simple test – it will only take a few seconds but will tell you a lot.

Do you believe that all projects are equal?

Do you believe that all project managers are equal?

The answer should be obvious but often isn’t within organisations.

6 Qualities to Look for in Project Management Software

When it comes to project management software, there are hundreds of options available. How do you know which software is right for your organization? More than half of all software implementations are unsuccessful, wasting time and money for the organization. However, choosing the right software plays a huge role in successfully adopting project management software.

7 Best Practices for Successful Project Management Software Adoption

Implementing new project management software can be challenging, especially in a fast-growing company. Team members are accustomed to tracking projects using their own methods or by using simpler tools that no longer fulfill the company’s needs, and may be resistant to change.

Successful adoption of project management software can not only increase team productivity, but can also have a positive impact on revenues and margins.

An Exclusive Look at Mavenlink’s 2019 State of the Services Economy Report

The services industry has experienced unprecedented levels of growth during the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down.

How to Increase the Accuracy of Your Project Estimates

Note: This is an excerpt from our ebook, “The 5 Steps to More Profitable Projects.” Learn more by downloading the full ebook for more insights.

Today, clients expect greater transparency in the services process, wanting to know who is working on their project, how long it will take, and why it costs as much as it does. At the same time, it’s becoming more difficult for services businesses to maintain a healthy project margin. Creating an accurate estimate up front will help balance both...

How to Strengthen the Journey of Project Expectation Management

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What is the Most Fundamental KPI for Services Businesses?

Today’s services businesses are facing shrinking project margins. In order to deliver each project as efficiently as possible, services firms are utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) more than ever.

Mavenlink Compared Favorably to Asana and Wrike by CIO

CIO recently published an in-depth comparison of the project management solutions offered by Mavenlink, Asana, and Wrike. The publication compared features, company information, UI focus, integration capabilities, and the overall pros and cons of each solution.

6 Tips for Making Better Data Management Decisions

Services businesses depend on data insights more than ever to understand how they can improve their work, meet ever-increasing client needs, and streamline behind-the-scenes processes. But gaining these insights requires the right data management solution that will orchestrate the flow of information and create insights needed to excel in the services industry.

Learning to Say Yes to the Right Projects

I often ask in my presentations on project management a question of the audience; “How many of you get to choose the projects that you manage?”

Client Success: Mavenlink Helps Pexlify Increase Billable Utilization by 10%

Pexlify is a trusted Salesforce partner that provides flexible solutions and first-class consultancy services designed to help clients solve their most complex requirements. Find out how Pexlify improved billable utilization by 10% by using Mavenlink.