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.

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...

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.

Client Success: RPI Consultants Decreases Admin Time by 20% With Mavenlink

RPI Consultants provides expert software consulting and project leadership for enterprise level implementations of products and solutions. Find out how RPI decreased their administrative time by 20% with Mavenlink.

4 Easy Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover at Your Agency

Employee turnover is a natural part of doing business, but the hectic and demanding nature of agency work can cause higher levels of churn than in other industries. While that may seem like it’s just part of the game, the financial toll associated with turnover is sobering. As detailed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the cost to replace an employee is between six to nine months of that position’s salary.

8 Tips for Writing a Project Proposal

The first step of writing an effective project proposal is to remember you’re not writing a contract and not writing a summary document; you’re writing a sales document that is meant to persuade the client that you’re the right choice to complete the work.

The Top 6 Pressures Facing Services Firms Blog Series: Eroding Margins

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, increased competition, greater transparency, and expectations of breakneck speed.

In 2020, Marketers Must Keep Their Eyes on the Ball

In 2020, marketers may find themselves learning a thing or two from sports teams. In this article, Jen Dodos explains how marketers can get their houses in order, maximize what they have, and keep their eye on the ball for a successful year.

When it comes to planning for the year ahead, we marketers are often inundated with lists of technologies to buy or processes to implement. While some of these suggestions can be useful, I think that in 2020, we should get back to basics. For the sports...

Does Your Agency Have a Process Bottleneck? Here’s How to Find Out

Does it seem as if, no matter how many improvements you make to your project management strategy, there’s always something holding your agency back?

Common Spreadsheet Problems (and How They Affect Business)

Spreadsheets, both physical and digital, have long been an integral part of business processes. Today, programs like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets are used by companies across every industry around the world for resource management, project management, accounting, and much much more.

Understanding the Best Project Management Software

The right project management software can make or break the efficiency and performance of a team.

The best project management software will not only help you track where you are at any given time with a particular project, but it will also help you plan your resources in a way that minimizes the time it will take to complete a project, best utilizes employee time and skills, and maximizes profit and performance.

What to Look for in Easy-to-Use Project Management Software

When most companies are looking to implement new project management software, their first question is “what project management software is the easiest to use?” Most of us know that the benefits of a project management software tool can be great—from maximizing efficiency to increasing profitability—but if the software isn’t easy to use, then no one will use it.