We have added a new feature to Runn that I, as a former project manager, am particularly excited about: Project phases.
Project phases are a powerful tool to segment and plan out your project’s workflow in Runn. Typically, each phase leads to a project milestone, which you can also set-up and track on your Runn timeline.
This new functionality allows you to see how different project activities relate to each other and will help figure out and track how to deliver work more efficiently, and who needs to be involved at each stage of the project.
Runn lets you schedule phases in sequence, or in parallel. If you’re running Agile projects, you can use phases to schedule sprints and development iterations, or you can stick to the more traditional approach - it’s up to you!
Each of your project phases might involve different people with different roles, schedules, costs and charge-our rates. To better track what needs to be done and who needs to be involved at each stage of your projects, you can now link your employees’ and contractors’ assignments to phases. Give each phase and its linked assignments a different colour so you can easily spot what’s going on.
But not only that. For each of your project phases you’ll now be able track important metrics, such as total hours planned, expected revenue, people costs and margin. This is especially helpful when you deliver complex custom projects, or have retainer based arrangements where you need to see what happened over specific periods of time.
We have some useful step-by-step guides in our help center to get you started.
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.