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November 25, 2022

Built to Last by Jim Collins: A 14-Minute Summary

What habits do visionary companies share to achieve success? Find out in our chapter-by-chapter summary of Built to Last by Jim Collins.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
November 22, 2022

How to Build a Capacity Model Without Using Excel

Looking to create a capacity planning model for your business, but don't know where to start? Learn how to do it in our 6-minute guide to capacity modeling.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
November 22, 2022

Capacity Forecasting: A Future-Proof Guide

Capacity forecasting is an important part of planning your business growth. Here are some tips to make sure your capacity forecasting is on point.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
November 22, 2022

Hive Not Working Out for You? Here Are 7 Hive Alternatives to Try

Hive isn't for everybody. If you've given it a try but it doesn't suit your business, you might want to try one of these stellar Hive alternatives.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
November 21, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Workload Management

So much to do and so little time? Discover how to improve workload management in our recent guide.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
November 21, 2022

Timeboxing: An Indispensable Tool to Tackle Your To-Do List

Need the motivation to tackle that long to-do list? Timeboxing can help you harness a sense of urgency and get things done, quickly and efficiently.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
November 18, 2022

Crunch Time in Video Game Development - And How to Prevent It

As more gaming brands look to eliminate crunching, we’re exploring the causes and consequences of crunch time in games development and how to prevent it.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
November 17, 2022

A Speedy Guide to Successful Project Execution

Project execution: one of the most critical phases of a project, but one of the most difficult phases to manage. This guide will help you stay on track.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
November 16, 2022

How to Make a Resource Calendar (Even if It's the First Time)

Having a resource calendar will help you better understand the availability of your resources, plan ahead for upcoming projects, and prevent overloads.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
November 16, 2022

7 Practical Tips to Support Employee Wellbeing

How do you support employee wellbeing in a practical, effective way? There are many factors at play - but it's vital to action the right initiatives and bring meaningful benefits to your team.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
November 16, 2022

How to Create a Workload Schedule in 3 Simple Steps

Creating a workload schedule on your projects will help you balance any over- or underallocations. Here's an easy guide to doing it.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
November 15, 2022

Resource Planning in Excel Isn't Sustainable. Here's Why.

Do you know the reasons why you shouldn't do resource planning in Excel? Turns out you're making your job way harder than it needs to be.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
November 15, 2022

Understanding Resource Smoothing: The Easiest Explanation

No resources, but the time is limited? Enter resource smoothing for on-time project delivery and even workloads.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
November 14, 2022

How to Improve a Project Intake Process

A project intake process ensures new projects are a good fit for your strategic and financial objectives. Here’s what you need to know.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
November 14, 2022

Emotional Intelligence by Goleman: A 16-Minute Summary Part by Part

Learn how to become an emotionally intelligent leader in our summary of Daniel Goleman's iconic book "Emotional Intelligence."

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
November 11, 2022

The Importance of Billing Accuracy for Service Businesses

If you're in a service business, billing accuracy is one of those things that you need to get right - to save time, predict revenue, and make customers happy.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
November 10, 2022

Unboxing the 8 Best Capacity Planning Tools (Free & Paid)

When a company wants to scale, the need for capacity planning software becomes a major concern. This article explores eight capacity planning tools and how they can improve business processes.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
November 10, 2022

What is the Best Software for Resource Scheduling in 2022?

Are you overwhelmed by the abundance of resource scheduling software available? We've whittled the list down to six best resource scheduling tools.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
November 10, 2022

The Long & Short of Project Cost Management

If you are in the business of delivering projects, then project cost management is critical to your success. Without a reliable cost estimate, you won't be able to anticipate how much money your project will require and how long it will take to complete.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
November 9, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Project Time Tracking

Know exactly where time is being spent by using accurate project time tracking. This guide will show you how.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
November 3, 2022

Change Management Best Practices: 11 Tips to Multiply Your Chances of Success

No one ever said that change was easy! But following change management best practices will give you the best shot at great results from your change initiative.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
November 2, 2022

The Beginner's Guide to Resource Scheduling

Want to bring the best out of your projects’ resources? Start improving your resource scheduling practices.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
November 1, 2022

Consulting Hours: Is Work-Life Balance Achievable?

Can consulting businesses achieve work-life balance for their employees? Are consulting hours all over the place? We tried to find out.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
November 1, 2022

FAQ: Is Runn a Good Fit for Consulting Businesses?

Five key considerations for consulting firms pursuing higher revenue and sustainable growth - and how Runn supports those strategic objectives.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
November 1, 2022

Change Management Examples to Inspire New Thinking In Your Organization

Don't approach the minefield of change management until you've studied the mistakes of others! Here are some change management examples to help guide and inspire you.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
October 31, 2022

8 Challenges Facing Consulting Post Pandemic

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic led to a shift in traditional consulting models, which made consulting face new challenges and come up with new ideas.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
October 28, 2022

How to Scale a Service Business (Sustainably): The Essential Guide

Founding a service business is a wild ride. Want to build big, but don't want to burn out? You'll need to know how to scale a service business sustainably.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
October 27, 2022

What is a Democratic Leadership Style, and Why Does it Matter?

The best, most motivating style of leadership? Democratic team leadership. Learn why, and how you can develop a more democratic leadership style.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
October 26, 2022

How to Build & Read a Capacity Report

Want to understand capacity in your project-based business? Tasked with creating a capacity report but not sure how? Here’s what you need to know.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
October 26, 2022

Our Iceberg is Melting: A Ten Minute Summary

It's easier to relate to a fable than a theory. That's why this summary of Our Iceberg is Melting - on the surface, a little story about penguins - is packed full of vital change management lessons.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
October 25, 2022

10 Reasons Why Change Management Is Important

Change is inevitable. It's not a question of whether or not it will happen, but when and how much. It's important to be prepared for change, especially if you want to build a sustainable business model.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
October 25, 2022

5 Alternatives to Harvest Forecast for Better Resource Planning

What are the best tools for resource planning that integrate with Harvest time tracking? Learn key alternatives to Harvest Forecast in our recent roundup.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
October 25, 2022

9 Project Roadmap Tools for Better Visibility

Looking to get better visibility of a project, but don't know where to start? Enter project roadmap tools!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
October 24, 2022

5 Tips to Balance Your Team's Workload with Runn

7 out of 10 of your employees might be struggling with burnout. And poor workload balancing is one of the root causes of the problem. Learn how to tackle it.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
October 24, 2022

Who Moved My Cheese Summary - Learn Typical Reactions to Change

Discover why you shouldn't resist change and how to embrace it with our summary of "Who Moved My Cheese" by Dr. Spencer Johnson.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
October 24, 2022

The One Minute Manager Summary

While there are no shortcuts to becoming an effective manager, there's a book that can point you in the right direction. Read our summary of a classic - "The One Minute Manager" by Ken Blanchard.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
October 19, 2022

The Best & Worst Parts of Being a Team Leader

Many people aspire to become a team leader in their career - but what highs and lows might the role bring? We asked experienced leaders for their thoughts.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
October 19, 2022

Q3 Roundup: Skills & Levels, Non-Labour Project Expenses, and more!

Check out some of the features we've released this quarter, including skills and levels, non-labour project expenses, and placeholder improvements.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
October 17, 2022

Team Resilience: How to Help Your Team Overcome Adversity

A team that knows how to dig deep and persevere is more likely to succeed. But this vital team resilience is a skill that has to be developed over time.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
October 12, 2022

Change Management Models to Tackle Change Resistance

Large-scale organizational change needs to be guided with care! Luckily, there are several tried-and-true change management models that you can draw upon for inspiration.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
October 11, 2022

19 Best Management Books & Their Summaries

Management can be tough, but you can learn your way through it with practice. If you need theory, this list of top management books and their summaries will help.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
October 10, 2022

Understand the Challenges of Change with the Change Curve Model

It's vital that we understand how to support our colleagues when big changes are in play. That's why the Change Curve is such a helpful change management tool.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
September 27, 2022

The First 90 Days - Summary & Tips for (New) Leaders

If you're a newly promoted leader or want to become one, this book summary is for you. The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins will prepare you for the journey ahead.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
September 27, 2022

Agile Capacity Planning 101: Theory + Tools

One-third of you say Agile capacity planning is a major challenge. If you struggle to predict capacity for your scrum and sprints, here’s everything you need to know to ace your Agile capacity planning 💪

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
September 27, 2022

Good to Great - A Summary to Make a Leap Yourself

What sets great companies from the rest? Read on and get the answers with our summary of Good to Great by Jim Collins.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
September 26, 2022

Improving Resource Efficiency: The Ultimate Guide for 2022

Wondering how to use (human) resources more efficiently in your agency or consulting firm? Here’s what you need to know about improving resource efficiency.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
September 26, 2022

Brave New Work: Summary & Key Takeaways for Evolutionary Organizations

Unlearn the old scientific habits of managing work and become an evolutionary organization with our summary of Brave New Work by Aaron Dignan.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
September 23, 2022

Workload Forecasting - the Quickest, Most Accurate Way

The secret to sustainable resource management? Workload forecasting! If you know whether there's a drought on the horizon, or a storm - you can get prepped.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
September 22, 2022

Runn Stands with Ukraine

As a sign of support for Ukraine and its people, we have made Runn free for all businesses in Ukraine for the next five years.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
September 21, 2022

No Muss, No Fuss Resource Management for Projects

Being in charge of the resource management for projects can be overwhelming. But that's why it's so important to approach the job with a clear plan from the very beginning. So, let's jump in and beat that overwhelm!

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
September 16, 2022

6 Indispensable Tips to Help You Improve Team Dynamics

The best teams are more than the sum of their parts. But how can you coach a team to be their best? Dive into our discussion of team dynamics for some top tips.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
September 15, 2022

10 Steps to an Effective Resourcing Strategy

A resourcing strategy equips your organization with the people and skills you need to succeed. Here’s how to write a resourcing strategy that secures the talent advantage for your project business.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
September 15, 2022

What is Business Capacity & How to Manage It

Business capacity management is one of the most important aspects of company management — and often one of the most overlooked. 

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
September 15, 2022

5 Resource Management KPIs You Should Be Tracking

Resource management KPIs help you understand how successful your project resourcing strategy is. But what are the most important ones to track?

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
September 15, 2022

5 Best-in-Class Tools for Resource Forecasting

Resource forecasting has never been simple, especially if run out of spreadsheets. It's time to change the tide and pick a better tool.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
September 12, 2022

10 Workforce Planning Tools of the Highest Caliber

There is an abundance of workforce planning tools out there, but which one is the most suitable for your industry? Discover in our roundup.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
September 12, 2022

A Guide to Tentative Project Scheduling

What is tentative project scheduling? And how does it help your project business prepare the most profitable pipeline of future work?

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
September 12, 2022

Measure What Matters - A Book Summary to Ace OKRs

Are you ready to make your team’s goals more meaningful? With our summary of Measure What Matters by John Doerr, you'll learn how to implement the OKR system for any team or organization.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
September 12, 2022

5 Project Resourcing Tools Ambitious PMs Need in their Toolkit

Having a top-notch toolkit always makes the job easier - that's why it's vital to use the right project resourcing tools! This list features some of the best.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
September 9, 2022

Project Resourcing: 9 Advanced Lessons You Should Know

Ready to level up your approach to project resourcing? This guide will clue you in on the best practices to follow.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
September 9, 2022

Workstream in Project Management: Explained in 3 Minutes

Workstreams are the project management measuring cups. They give you an order to follow and a load of work to focus on at a specific stage of the project. 

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
September 8, 2022

Guide: How to Create a Project Status Report

A project status report gives you an opportunity to communicate the progress of your project, identify any problems being faced by your team, and let everyone know if you're on track to meet your deadlines.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
September 8, 2022

7 Invaluable Wrike Alternatives for Project-Based Businesses

There are plenty of popular Wrike alternatives on the market - so how do you know which is the best choice? Our curated list will help narrow down your search.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
September 6, 2022

How to Calculate ROI for a Project with This Easy Formula

Running consistently profitable projects starts with understanding how to calculate ROI for a project. We'll show you how to calculate this essential metric.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
September 5, 2022

How to Prioritize Projects (When You’re Understaffed)

Is your business one of the many dealing with staffing constraints? Proper project prioritization may be able to help - we'll explain how in this guide.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
September 5, 2022

Agency Resource Management 101

Resource management is key to agency productivity, profitability, and project outcomes. Here’s how - and why - to make it a priority.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
August 29, 2022

Dare to Lead: A Summary Part by Part

We all want to be leaders. But what does it take to be a good one? Learn how to lead from a place of compassion and empathy with a book summary of Dare to Lead by Brene Brown.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
August 29, 2022

8 Universal Client Management Skills That Go a Long Way

Discover the power skills in client management that make every relationship and project easier to manage - for better results, repeat custom, and revenue.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
August 24, 2022

What Successful Directors of Operations Do Differently

Do you aspire to become an outstanding Director of Operations? We've collected the success drivers from top performers, drawing from years of their experience.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
August 24, 2022

How the Team at Runn Makes Learning a Priority

Curiosity is the rule, not the exception! At Runn, we embrace self-directed learning - and in this post, we’ll explore how we do it.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
August 23, 2022

How to Deal with Ad Hoc Projects: 5 Actionable Steps

Even the best project managers can get derailed by ad hoc projects 😔 Don’t let other people’s poor planning disrupt your best-laid plans. Here’s how to deal with ad hoc projects in practice.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
August 22, 2022

5 Budget-Friendly Mavenlink Alternatives

Looking for an alternative to Mavenlink that fits the bill, but leaves you with a smaller bill? There are plenty of options! Let's go through the top budget-friendly Mavenlink alternatives.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
August 17, 2022

Start Small with the Summary of Atomic Habits 

Not sure how to change your habits or build new ones? We have the perfect book summary for you. In Atomic Habits, James Clear shows us how to build habits that stick.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
August 17, 2022

How to Allocate Resources to Projects

Better resource allocation means better business outcomes. Discover how to allocate resources to optimize your revenue, reputation, and ROI.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
August 16, 2022

Don't Confuse Scaling & Growing: Here's the Difference

Is your organization growing or scaling? Here's why you need to tell them apart.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
August 16, 2022

The Checklist Manifesto Summary: 8 Lessons by Atul Gawande

To focus on the big picture, we need to remember small things in life. The summary of The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande will help you get it right.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
August 15, 2022

Soft Booking Resources: All You Need to Know

The project hasn't been confirmed yet, but you need to book resources? Enter soft booking.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
August 15, 2022

What is Resourcefulness? Meaning, Examples & Importance

Why are we leaving resourcefulness to chance if there are ways to tap into it? Learn what resourcefulness is all about and how to develop it.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
August 12, 2022

Thinking, Fast and Slow: a Ten Minute Summary

Required reading for anyone interested in how we think! In this summary of Thinking, Fast and Slow, we'll dive into the concepts that have made Daniel Kahneman's book an absolute classic of modern psychology.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
August 11, 2022

How to Create a Resource Heatmap

A resource heatmap is often the quickest way to see who is available to work on a project. Create one today to optimize your resource planning process.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
August 10, 2022

Project Assumptions: How to Stop Them from Tripping You Up

Do your project assumptions leave your project vulnerable to set-backs? Yes, they can do...if they aren't managed. Let's walk through how to do just that.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
August 9, 2022

How to Create a Milestone Chart / Schedule — A 9-Minute Guide

Creating a milestone chart can be quick and simple if you have the right tools on the table. Here's how to do it in 7 simple steps.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
August 8, 2022

Outgrown Resource Guru? Consider 5 Advanced Alternatives

Frustrated by Resource Guru? Need more tools to keep your projects running smoothly? If you’re ready for a more advanced resource management tool, we’ve rounded up the best five Resource Guru alternatives.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
August 5, 2022

Resource Planning: A Handy Guide for Project Managers

Resource planning is essential for project managers. But not all businesses leverage it effectively - underestimating the commercial benefits it brings. Failing to invest in resource planning is a false economy - one that actually COSTS your business time and money. This guide will help you fix that.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
August 5, 2022

How to Track Project Progress & Deliver Projects on Time

Knowing how to track project progress is an all-important skill in project management. It ensures you don’t go off course or hit any delays or setbacks along the way.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
August 4, 2022

Cost Breakdown Structure: How to Create a CBS in 5 Easy Steps

Need a precise view of financials before your project kicks off? A cost breakdown structure (CBS) lets you see exactly what you're dealing with.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
August 2, 2022

8 Typical Project Post-Mortem Mistakes & How You Can Avoid Them

Many people dread doing a project post-mortem. But done well, they are great tool for future improvement. Here's how to avoid the mistakes that could derail your project post-mortems.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
July 29, 2022

Get Every Dialogue Right with the Summary of Crucial Conversations

We've all had those awkward conversations that we wish we could forget. But it doesn't have to repeat. Learn how to have difficult, emotionally-charged conversations with our summary of Crucial Conversations.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
July 28, 2022

How Do You Measure Operational Efficiency?

What is the best way to measure operational efficiency in a service-based business? Here are some operational efficiency metrics to get you started.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
July 28, 2022

The 5 Project Success Metrics that Matter

Quantitative metrics can help you get a clearer view of project health. So, let's take a look at the five key project success metrics that can help guide your plans.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
July 26, 2022

Quick Resource Tracking Tutorial

Without resource tracking, it would be almost impossible to tell if everyone in the company is spending time wisely and bringing profit. Here's all you need to know about resource tracking and how to start in no time.

Steven Male
Steven Male
July 26, 2022

How Capability Building Can Future Proof Your Service Business

The more right capabilities an organization has, the better it can manage continuous change. Here's all you need to know about capability building to succeed.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
July 26, 2022

The Last Word on Improving Operational Efficiency

Operational efficiency reduces costs and increases profit margins. But it’s about more than just the money. Discover how to improve your operational efficiency for greater productivity, profitability, agility, sustainability, and satisfaction in your service-based business.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
July 26, 2022

The Low-Down on Effective Project Management

We asked a range of industry insiders: what were their tips for effective project management? Here's the advice they shared. Get ready, this stuff is pure gold.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
July 25, 2022

How to Develop a Reskilling Culture - The Ultimate Guide

Are you prepared for a digitally transformed future of work that demands new skills? Let's look at how to start building a reskilling culture in your organization.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
July 25, 2022

10 Best Project Planning Tools (Compared in 2022)

Looking for the best project planning software for your service business? Here’s the features to look for, the benefits they’ll bring, and our cream-of-the-crop top 10 software planning solutions.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
July 22, 2022

How to Create a Project Roadmap: The Simplest Guide

So you want to create a project roadmap — but don't know where to start? Here are some tips.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
July 22, 2022

We Analyzed 10 MS Project Alternatives; Here's What We Found Out

It might be the classic project management tool, but perhaps it's time to look for an MS Project alternative? After all, the software in this space has come a long way in recent years!

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
July 22, 2022

8 Steps to Better Project Forecasting (Despite Change)

Without project forecasting, it can be very difficult to stay on track with your projects. Learn how to improve it and make sure you're not spending too much time on something that isn't going to produce results.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
July 22, 2022

7 Best-in-Class Resource Allocation Tools

When you're working with limited resources, it's important that you know how best to use them. You can't just throw them around willy-nilly; you need to use them in a way that makes sense for your business and helps your company grow. That's where resource allocation tools come in.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe