Project Management, The Hollywood Model & Flash Organizations

Project management challenges exist across a number of industries, business models, and circumstances. In today's economy, most business leaders need to be aware of project management best practices— chances are, they will come across a complex project within their own organization that requires PM expertise. 

The Gig Economy, Digital Platforms, and Independent Workers

Independence Day is upon us! In honor of the day that Americans celebrate their freedom, we thought that alongside the red white and blue festivities, there was no better time to recognize the phenomenon that is currently transforming our economy—the independent worker.

Understanding the Most Common Process Mistakes in Project Management

The following blog will dive into the challenges and potential solutions associated with process at a project-based organization. These project management mistakes are procedural, and completely avoidable. 

Quick Guide: How to Define & Calculate Billable Performance to Target

Services firms have a profound need for business intelligence (BI) to make sense of vast information in order to make profitable decisions. Without this clarity, success is just an illusion.

The First Three Sections Required for a Great SOW (Statement of Work)

In this article, you’ll discover what belongs in each section of your SOW (statement of work). Within each section, short example text is provided to demonstrate what a successful SOW looks like.

The Four Biggest Threats to Profit in Services

The phenomenon of chasing growth at the expense of margin is nowhere more visible than in the services industry. Winning a new piece of business, no matter how much money it contributes to the firm, may actually be detrimental to success.

How to Measure Planned and Actual Utilization Percentages

Project profit is only one part of what drives business. Companies can have profitable projects, and yet still lose money. This is typically from having too few employees working on revenue-creating projects.  

What Does a Project Manager Do? Five Signs You Need a PM

Project managers are responsible for the success of each product and service your company delivers. They are responsible for the financial success, client satisfaction, and smooth collaboration of every task your company undertakes. But what separates a project manager from a team leader, and what are the signs you need more project managers or better ones?  We asked five experts around the globe for signs you need a new PM. Here is what they said.

An Introductory, Three-Step Guide to Dealing with Difficult Clients

Clients — we love them. We need them. And sometimes when they ask for so much, we wonder, “Is this still worth it?” It’s important to always consider a client relationship as a partnership, and this implies equal value.

50 Proven Project Management Techniques from 50 Leading PM Experts Today

Trying to find top project managers and thought leaders with stellar PM advice to assist project teams with project planning and execution is critical...and it can be daunting.

How to Measure Project Margin at Completion

In our most recent Ebook, The Five Most Critical Project Metrics, we have shared the best practices surrounding how to measure the most important metrics for services businesses. In this blog, we will dive into the first metric, Project Margin at Completion and how to calculate it for your business.

An Introduction to the Five Most Critical Metrics for Your Services Organization

In our most recent Ebook, The Five Most Critical Project Metrics, we dig into the most important success measurements for project managers at services organizations. This blog is an introduction to the three most prominent challenges that services face and how metrics and BI can play a major role in success. 

Quick Guide: How to Survive in The Consumer-Driven, Service Level Economy

We are in the early stages of a transformation that will change how we work forever. In a recent report, Power Shift: The rise of the consumer-focused enterprise in the digital age, the Kellogg Institute documents how the digital revolution has created a power shift from sellers to buyers.

What is the Definition of A Great SOW?

A well thought-out Statement of Work (SOW) is the first step in setting a positive client relationship. Many individuals, not to mention entire organizations, have a hard time understanding the true definition of a great SOW.

21 Shocking Project Management Statistics That Cost Business Owners Millions Each Year

Project managers deal with a variety of moving parts and challenges during their work with a client. This is especially obvious when you take a look at some of the shocking statistics surrounding project management. This blog introduces 21 statistics that sum up the most common challenges associated with project management.