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.

Is Agnostic Integration Right for Your Services Business?

Today’s services organizations commonly leverage ERP, Software as a Service (SaaS), and other cloud services to collect and utilize the data they need to effectively do business. However, these systems frequently lead to information silos, creating cloud integration challenges across organizations. Being able to overcome these challenges through an effective integration strategy means that a company’s solutions can be put to far better use.

Mavenlink Receives 4.5 Out of 5 Stars from CIO

CIO recently published its in-depth review of Mavenlink and gave glowing praise for our software, stating, “From its high-level views to the smallest unit of task detail, Mavenlink offers a well thought out platform complete with business intelligence reporting — a definite plus for service-based businesses.”

Is Your PMO a Healthy PMO?

So here you are, leading a successful project management office (PMO) and all is well with the world. Did you plan a phase two? Was there a next step that the business expected or is now requesting?

Trends for the Services Industry in 2019

The services industry saw many changes and trends across 2018 – some expected and others surprising. The ability to predict what 2019 will bring for services organizations can help prepare for the year ahead, but looking back on 2018 is equally important.

5 Ways Business Intelligence Can Boost Your Resource Management Skills

Efficiently managing resources is one of the key challenges for service organizations. Not only are you trying to manage a range of projects of varying sizes and complexity, you’re trying to manage the pipeline of incoming work as well. Resource management is only one element of managing a successful service organization, but as resources are one of the largest expenses for companies operating in this space, resource management is crucial.

Digital Transformation and Harnessing the Power of the Modern Distributed Workforce

Over the past decade, the global workforce has evolved substantially, and it is accelerating. The drivers of this evolution are manyfold. The global competitive landscape is relentless; there are generational shifts giving rise to different work modes and behavior; the pace of technology acceleration seems unstoppable; and business has gone through a dramatic digital transformation requiring companies to have a more fluid, agile workforce model.

What are Your Services Firm’s New Year’s Resolutions?

It’s almost 2019, and while people around the world are making New Year’s resolutions, fitness goals are not just for individuals. The New Year can be a time for services firms to commit to healthier habits, too. According to The Washington Post, 25% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by January 7. But having the right fitness goals in place can mean a world of difference for your business, so long as your company stays committed.

Three Steps for Effectively Managing Scope Creep

Scope creep is one of the easiest ways for project margins to be eroded. Small changes and additions to a project, additional work hours, and shifting deadlines can often happen without a company noticing until the scope of work has grown to the point of being unprofitable.