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. Establishing processes is never an easy task and requires organization, efficiency, and time. 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. Please note the example text is taken from a professional-services delivery organization.

Five Tips to Cure Project Team Procrastination

For teams focused on project-based work, deadlines are imperative. Ask yourself this question: Are you letting procrastination get in the way of delivering projects?

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 Solve Three of The Most Common Resource Management Challenges

Unlike companies that produce and sell products, service organizations make money by billing out the time of their resources. As a result, people are usually the largest expense for a services firm, as well as the biggest risk.

How to Create a Competitive Business Analysis

Even if you think you’re the first to have a business idea, there are likely other options in the marketplace. There is always someone out there offering something competitive to your product or service.

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.

13 Tips & Tricks to Maintain A Healthy Work Life Balance

Today, it is harder today than ever to pull yourself away from work—thanks, in large part, to mobile technology. So, how do we manage to balance work and life today? 

11 Super Simple Productivity Hacks That Will Immediately Change Office Morale

Ever wonder how that one person in the office always manages to get things done without seeming too stressed or completely overwhelmed? This blog will discuss everything from tech gadgets that enhance productivity, to advice for stressed-out employees.

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.

SMITH Automates Operations and Frees Up 400 Billable Hours with Mavenlink

SMITH is the leading agency delivering fully integrated digital commerce solutions. In 2012, they began looking for a solution that would help streamline operations. This was the start of the SMITH and Mavenlink relationship. 

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.

The Surprising Truth About Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is a major issue, especially at small to mid-sized companies where the cost of losing employees is a lot to bear. Retaining employees means ensuring their success within your organization.