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Product Update

What's New in Runn - November '21

We're excited to announce the long-awaited release of weekend scheduling, advanced search, editable placeholder costs, plus more!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

Are Project Management Certifications Worth Your Time & Money?

Why would thousands of people have chosen to have one, two, and even more project management certifications? Learn in our recent article looking at the pros and cons of PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, and PRINCE2.

Marcos Ortiz
Marcos Ortiz
General

The 10 Best Resource Planning Software to Save the Day

Learn about the benefits of using resource planning software tools and pick the best one for your business.

Steven Male
Steven Male
General

What is Resource Booking? A 5-Minute Explainer

Resource booking is a recommended, but often overlooked aspect of resource planning. The ability to ensure resource access up front before starting a project increases the likelihood of your project being completed successfully.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Feature Spotlight

Supercharge Your Search

Searching and filtering in Runn just got better. Learn about what's changing and how you can take your searches to the next level!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

Unboxing the 7 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 seven capacity planning tools and how they can improve business processes.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Feature Spotlight

Get More Planning Flexibility with Weekend Scheduling

Introducing weekend scheduling in Runn! Get more flexibility when it comes to planning and scheduling your projects and people in Runn.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

The Beginner's Guide to Capacity Planning for 2022 & Beyond

Businesses that are growing quickly, or that experience bursts of high demand, need to make sure that they have enough resources to handle the increased workload. As a result, capacity planning has become an important part of strategic planning for many companies.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
General

Why We Prefer "Full-Stack Product People" in Our Team

At Runn, we don't play by the book. We are constantly improvising and experimenting. In this type of environment, generalists thrive.

Felipe Skroski
Felipe Skroski
General

What is Resource Risk? A Visual Guide for Project Managers

The chance that you'll fail to deliver the project because of the lack of resources is known as resource risk. Here's everything you need to know to mitigate it.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

Why Understanding Resource Availability is SO Important to Scale

If you’re a project manager, chances are you’ve worked on projects that were resource-constrained. Here's how to track resource availability and be prepared next time.

Steven Male
Steven Male
General

What is Resource Management? A Starter's Guide + Best Practices

All businesses delivering services need to tap into resource management, and for good reason. To make more money than they spend, levelling up their resource management is crucial.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
General

How to Overcommunicate Effectively as a Manager: The Inside Scoop

There's no such thing as 'too much communication.' These days, it is essential to overcommunicate effectively for leaders in all lines of business.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
General

4 Key Financial Forecasting Methods to Enable Accurate Predictions

Financial forecasting is more than assumptions and guesses. Learn how to look ahead of time at what your business will be doing with these key financial forecasting methods.

Tim Copeland
Tim Copeland
General

Why Human Resource Planning is Everybody's Business

Human resource planning connects your people to business goals. We've outlined the reasons why it's so important to nail it in a service delivery business.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
General

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
General

19 Tips to Avoid Cost Overruns on Projects

Cost overruns are all too common when managing client projects. Here are our top tips to keep cost overruns on the low, while keeping your client and team happy.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Resource Planning: A Handy Guide for Project Managers

For project managers, delivering a good result on time and on budget is the ultimate. Central to achieving that is resource planning.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

8 Project Scheduling Techniques to Align Timelines & Resources

Building a project schedule isn't as difficult as it appears, especially if you use these tried-and-true project scheduling techniques.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

What's New in Runn - September '21

As the end of the quarter draws near, we've got new features for everyone! Read about group utilization charts, cost-based project insights, improved timesheets, and more!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

Syncing External Timesheet Solutions with Runn

Learn how to use Runn's API to sync time entries from your preferred time tracking solution. Follow our example using Toggl Track for step-by-step instructions.

George Czabania
George Czabania
Product Update

Mid-Year Round-Up: What's New in Runn 2021

See everything we've introduced to Runn so far this year. From a Google Chrome time tracker extension, to daily rates, there's something for everyone!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - July '21

Learn about our backend migration to the Hasura GraphQL engine, the ability to export detailed and grouped reports, and our improved multi-select mode.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - July '20

Another month, another product update! This update is jam-packed with a Clockify integration, two new reports, a new permissions level, and more!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Feature Spotlight

Tags: A Runndown

Organize, manage, and filter your people and projects in Runn using tags. Learn why they're useful, how to add them, and how people are using tags to help with resource scheduling.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - May '21

Say hello to our new and improved reporting with the ability to 'group by' and drill deeper with detailed reports, and the ability to create zero-hour or +24-hour assignments!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

Resource Allocation Guide for Digital Project Managers

Resource allocation is a critical step in the project management process. In this guide, learn what resource allocation is and why it’s important, go over some of the challenges you might encounter, and then dive into a step-by-step guide.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Feature Spotlight

Rescheduling and Duplicating Projects: A Runndown

How to reschedule and duplicate projects in Runn. Save the stress of project changes and see where your resource allocation plans need to change.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - April '21

Day rates, editable placeholders, ability to assign your favourite people and projects - now in Runn!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Feature Spotlight

Using Placeholders in Resource Scheduling: A Runndown

Did you know that you can use placeholders in Runn? Learn why placeholders are useful in resource management and how to use them effectively.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - March '21

New features from this past month include our Time Tracker extension for Chrome, the ability to clone assignments, improvements to our reports, and more!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - February '21

This month's new features include linking project phases and assignments, a new project report, auto-locking timesheets, plus more!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

Coming soon: Time Tracking with Runn

Our time tracking extension is coming soon to the Google Chrome web store! Find out about what's to come.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Feature Spotlight

Project Phases in Runn: A Runndown

Introducing Project Phases! Segment your project workflows, link assignments to phases, and get powerful reporting.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

What's New in Runn - January '21

Introducing you to streamlined user invites, project phase tables, a revamped navigation bar, and a new power-user feature: % inputs for assignments.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - December '20

Here's one last product update to round off the year 🎄 Thank you for your support throughout the year and we can't wait to see what 2021 brings!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - November '20

Our recent additions include the ability to add notes to timesheets, add time-off by role or tag, and more importing and exporting functionalities. Read on!

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

What's New in Runn - October '20

Do you like the sound of grouping and sorting the planner? How about project duplication? Or deleting tags you no longer need? Read on for more details.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - September '20

From re-vamping our People Planner, to creating a new project type for your internal work, to adding weekends to our timesheets - there's something for everyone.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - August '20

We're excited to have released a bunch of features that many of you have been requesting! We've refreshed the People Planner, added part-time work arrangements, added WorkflowMax integration, and more!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
General

Tracking actuals - nuisance or necessity?

Tracking how your business performs is critical for any business. And sometimes you need to look back to be able to look ahead. We look at why tracking your actuals is so important and how it helps you make better forecasts.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - June '20

The team at Runn have been busy this past month adding a bunch of new features. The stars of the show include Google account sign in, new project budgets, filter reports by tags, and a People Variance report.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What’s New in Runn - 1 April ‘20

Runn will be free for the next 3 months, we've introduced real-time planning, and a free pricing tier for small agencies!

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

The fixed-price project lowdown

What fixed-price projects are, what to watch out for when managing one, how they compare to time and materials projects, and how Runn helps with cost, budget and schedule control of fixed-price projects.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

What’s New in Runn - 9 March ‘20

Another huge product update! Here's a sneak peek of our new Viewer permissions, personal dashboard, test account, CSV importing, and more!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

What's New in Runn - 3 February '20

Say hello to our first product update of 2020! As of this week, you can manage and track your fixed priced projects in Runn, sync your project actuals from Harvest, and more.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

What's New in Runn - 2 December '19

You spoke. We listened. In today’s product update we’ve taken Runn to the next level by adding actuals, project tracking, importing capabilities with Harvest, and a bunch of other features!

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 11 November '19

We just released another jam-packed product update. Check out our new availability charts, people report, multi-select functionality and more.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 7 October '19

This release includes fresh new features and updated functionality. Manage your Runn users' permissions, schedule non-billable work, view your teams' capacity and workload, and much more.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Building a budget and schedule for your project proposal

How much will the project cost? How long will it take? When can we deliver? Learn how to build out a project budget and schedule so you can answer those questions with confidence.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 2 September '19

Check out our new project performance report which gives you vital financial insights and visibility over what's forecast on your projects and learn about the new capabilities of our API.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 19 August '19

Want to see what we've been up to? Here's a sneak peek of the features we've been working on.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Sales and Delivery. Relationship status: it’s complicated

5 essential tips to ensure seamless collaboration between your Sales and Delivery teams.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

The digital project manager’s guide to project control

This is the first part of our blog post series on project control. Learn what project control is all about, what questions it is trying to answer and how an effective control system will set you up for success.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 29 July '19

This product update is all about speed and ease. Add assignments with a simple click and drag, make simple changes with the quick editor pop-up, and organise your employees into teams!

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 27 June '19

Want to see what we've been working on? We have a brand-new calendar with added functionalities, you can now add custom client logos, and quickly create and plan weekly work and sprints.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 17 June '19

Potential work affecting your workload? Lots of upcoming deadlines? Want read access to all your data? We've solved all these in our latest product update.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 27 May '19

We've introduced several shiny new features in this update! Merge, transfer and split assignments quickly, schedule time off in bulk, and use blended or custom rates.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Project change - more than just scope

Find out about project change and how to stay on top of it in this second part of our blog post series on project control.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 6 May '19

Here's a rundown of the features we've been working on. Choose your default currency, keep tabs on your people, and see so much more with our chart improvements.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 16 April '19

We sneaked in a small surprise update! It's now easier to add people and placeholders to your projects, we've added a few more questions at sign-up, and we've improved the speed of data exporting.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 9 April '19

Want to see what we've been working on? Export your Runn project data, see our People Planner's makeover, and do so much more with our Planner updates.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Agile? Waterfall? It depends!

We take a look at which agency projects work well with a plan-driven project management process and which will benefit from an Agile approach.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Product Update

Runn Product Update - 25 March '19

Here's what we've just added. Estimate your team's capacity and upcoming workload, filter your projects and people planners, and forecast comfortably with fall-back role costs.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Setting client expectations - 5 essential tips

One of the most important responsibilities of a project manager is to set and manage expectations. In this blog post, we share our learnings and five essential tips.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

How to build trust with your clients

Learn how to close the expectation gap to build more trusting and successful client relationships.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Retainers demystified

Are you a freelancer or professional services business and need advice on how to set-up a retainer contract? Find out more about how retainers work and why they are great to generate predictable and stable revenue.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Why analyzing your team’s utilization is so important for your business

Find out why utilization is an important business metric and learn in three easy steps how you can analyze and optimize your team's billable utilization.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
General

Want to raise your profit margins? Take a look at your recovery rates.

Understand why recovery rates are one of the critical things you need to be measuring for a high-performance services business.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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