Libby Marks


Libby Marks is a freelance content marketing strategist and writer. Having worked in a variety of private and public sector organizations over the past twenty years, she has seen the impact of burnout firsthand and shares Runn’s passion for people-first practices in business.

May 16, 2023
Project & Resource Management

The Beginner's Guide to Capacity Planning

Struggling to meet new project demand? Enter capacity planning to validate if your people can handle the workloads.

May 8, 2023
Project & Resource Management

8 Resource Management Best Practices to Fuel Growth and Profitability

The resource management best practices you need to implement now for serious bankable benefits.

May 3, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Strategic Capacity Planning - And How to Improve It

It’s all about supply and demand. Match your resources to your future needs to see your business grow.

Apr 25, 2023
Project & Resource Management

New to Scenario Planning? Here's a Starter's Guide

By taking the time to do scenario planning, businesses can make informed decisions in stressful times and reveal the biggest opportunities.

Apr 24, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Resource Management Today: 4 Contemporary Challenges & Solutions

No, it’s not your fault! Here are four factors ramping up the difficulty in resource management (and how to tackle them).

Apr 14, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Mastering Resource Management: Construction Edition

New to construction resource management? Here’s what it involves and how it helps construction firms thrive in uncertain economic conditions.

Apr 3, 2023
Project & Resource Management

5 Spreadsheet Alternatives for Resource Planning & Forecasting

When it comes to resource management, there’s a right and a wrong way. Here’s five spreadsheet alternatives for project managers to do things right. 💪

Mar 30, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Introduce Time Tracking Without Alienating Your Employees

Time tracking often meets resistance. Here’s how to introduce time tracking successfully, address objections, and win around your workforce.

Mar 28, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Runn vs Spreadsheets: Which is Best for Resource Management?

Stuck using spreadsheets for resource management? Wondering if there’s a better way? Read how Runn compares with Excel or Google Sheets.

Mar 21, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Resource Management Plan

Your step-by-step guide to creating a resource management plan - for project managers that love delivering on time and on budget.

Mar 16, 2023
Project & Resource Management

What is a Resource Request Workflow & How to Improve It

What is a resource request workflow? Who’s involved? How does it support faster, better project delivery? And what can you do to make yours better? We’ve got the answers you need.

Mar 16, 2023
Project & Resource Management

17 Experts on How to Ensure Successful Project Delivery

Business leaders share their insights into successful project delivery, everytime. Get the inside scoop in our ultimate guide.

Feb 23, 2023
Project & Resource Management

The Beginner's Guide to Skills Management

A huge part of making sure that your service business succeeds today is skills management. But what is skills management, and how can you map your employee's skills in a tangible way?

Feb 23, 2023
Future of Work

Autonomy at Work: Why Freedom is More Valuable Than Flexibility

Why savvy employers are looking beyond flexibility to employee autonomy, to unlock the potential of their people and business.

Feb 20, 2023

How to Become a Healthy Team (All You Need to Know in 30 Minutes)

Healthy teams communicate effectively, trust and challenge one another, and achieve shared goals together. And this leads to higher productivity, profitability, innovation, and more. But how do you build or become one? 

Feb 14, 2023
Behind the Scenes

Breaking the Cycle of Burnout: How Runn Builds Healthy Teams

As part of our deep dive into how to build a healthy team, we caught up with Rowan Savage, the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Runn. Rowan shared his thoughts on team building, work-life balance, and always having the humility to ask for help.

Feb 3, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Runn vs Float: Putting the Best in Resource Planning to Test

Starting to explore resource planning software? Using Float but thinking about alternatives? Here’s how Runn and Float compare.

Feb 2, 2023
Project & Resource Management

The Buyers’ Guide to Resource Management Software for 2023

How to take your business from surviving to thriving in tough economic times - with strategically deployed resource management software.

Jan 24, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Guide: How to Prevent Scheduling Conflicts on Projects

Scheduling conflicts cause confusion, delays, and additional costs to projects. Here’s how to predict, prevent, and resolve them.

Jan 6, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Plan Team Availability for Future Projects

Your profit and progress depend on how well you use your team's time. Use it wisely with team availability planning.

Dec 7, 2022
Project & Resource Management

How to Ace Agency Operations in the New Year

We've asked our fellow agency leaders how to become a better agency in the New Year. Here's what they recommend doing to spruce up your operations.

Dec 6, 2022
Project & Resource Management

5 Best Alternatives to Float for Resource Scheduling

As your organization grows, it might as well outgrow Float. Here are some alternatives to cover the resource scheduling pains when Float no longer cuts it.

Dec 5, 2022
Project & Resource Management

How to Manage Multiple Projects: 10+ Strategies That Work

Learn how to manage multiple projects simultaneously - for less stress, lower risk, and better project outcomes.

Nov 28, 2022
Project & Resource Management

The Ultimate Guide to Project Billing in Professional Services

How to improve project billing and invoice accuracy - to get paid in full, on time, every time.

Nov 21, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Nov 18, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Nov 14, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Nov 1, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Nov 1, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Oct 26, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Sep 27, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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 💪

Sep 26, 2022
Project & Resource Management

Improving Resource Efficiency: The Ultimate Guide for 2023

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.

Sep 15, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Sep 12, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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?

Sep 5, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Aug 29, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Aug 23, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Aug 17, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Aug 8, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Jul 28, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Jul 26, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Jul 26, 2022
Project & Resource Management

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.

Jul 25, 2022
Project & Resource Management

10 Best Project Planning Tools (Compared, so You Don't Have to)

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.

Jun 23, 2022
Project & Resource Management

7 Steps to Setting up a Successful PMO

Want to establish a Project Management Office in your professional services business? Here’s how to set up a PMO for maximum success and ROI.

Jun 23, 2022
Project & Resource Management

How to Improve PMO Performance Before It's Too Late

Is your Project Management Office underperforming or under threat? Here are 8 ways to improve PMO performance before it flops.

Jun 20, 2022
Project & Resource Management

PMO Best Practices: What Sets the Best PMOs From the Rest?

What do high-performing PMOs do differently from the rest? Discover actionable best practices from top PMOs delivering the biggest business impact.

Jun 17, 2022
Project & Resource Management

What is ERP Software & Why You Should Care

Demand for ERP software is surging. Discover everything you need to know about the benefits, features - and future - of enterprise resource planning software.

Jun 15, 2022
Project & Resource Management

What is a PMO? Project Management Office Explained

The Project Management Office is a common feature of high-performing project-based businesses. What exactly is a PMO and how does it improve business outcomes?

May 27, 2022
Project & Resource Management

The Beginner's Guide to Project Resource Management

Want to improve project outcomes? Optimize your project resources. Here’s how to leverage project resource management to deliver better projects.

Apr 27, 2022
Project & Resource Management

13 Ways to Improve Cost Efficiency in Your Project Business

Cost efficiency is a fundamental part of any project business. You have to control project costs, spend less money than you make, and still delight your clients. Here are 13 ways project businesses can improve cost efficiency - for sustainable profit and growth.

Apr 13, 2022
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Staffing Plan Your Employees Will Approve

A staffing plan prepares your business for growth, productivity, and profitability. You'll understand what it is, why you need it, and exactly how to do it with our step-by-step guide to staff planning.

Apr 8, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Team Planning

New to team planning? Creating a team plan is a crucial exercise for the success of your team and business as a whole. Here's all you need to know to get started.

Apr 4, 2022
Project & Resource Management

What is Project Portfolio Management? Find Success with PPM

Project portfolio management makes sure that all projects align with your strategy and vision as well as taking the capacity of your organization into account before committing to a specific project.