Libby Marks

Contributor

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.

Feb 29, 2024
Teamwork

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.

Feb 29, 2024
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.

Feb 22, 2024
Project & Resource Management

12 Work Schedules Every Manager Should Understand

Wondering which work schedule will work for your business? Our comprehensive guide explains all your options.

Feb 21, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Monday.com vs Runn - Which is Best for Resource Management?

Yes, you can manage your resources with Monday.com. But should you? Find the right resource management tool for you.

Feb 15, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Transitioning From Spreadsheets to Runn for Resource Management (Interview)

Discover how Runn’s implementation team helps customers graduate from stifling spreadsheets to our powerful resource management platform.

Feb 13, 2024
Future of Work

Workforce Transformation 101: Expert Insights & Best Practices

Get to grips with what workforce transformation means and why now’s the time to start – even if you start small.

Feb 12, 2024
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.

Feb 7, 2024
Project & Resource Management

10 Best Tools for Employee Scheduling

From finding the right resources to scheduling shifts, here’s 10 of the best employee scheduling tools to try out in 2024.

Jan 22, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Strategic Workforce Planning: How-To & Best Practices

Plan your workforce like a pro with our complete guide to strategic workforce planning - what it is, why it matters, who’s involved, and how to ace it.

Jan 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Define a Project Scope in 6 Simple Steps: A Guide

Your step-by-step guide to successfully scoping projects. Become an expert in this underestimated project management essential.

Jan 15, 2024
Project & Resource Management

The Beginner's Guide to Capacity Planning for 2024 & Beyond

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

Dec 21, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Resource Management Glossary [Always Up-to-Date]

50+ resource management terms, explained. Equip yourself with the right terminology to create a value proposition for resource management and improve your processes.

Dec 18, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Improving Resource Efficiency: The Ultimate Guide for 2024

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.

Dec 11, 2023

Primed to Perform: A 9-Minute Book Summary

Learn the art and science of building high performing teams with our summary of Primed to Perform by Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi.

Dec 8, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Centralized Resource Management: The What, Why, & How

Discover the benefits of centralized resource management, build your business case, and follow our expert step-by-step guide to implement it.

Dec 7, 2023
Project & Resource Management

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.

Nov 30, 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.

Nov 28, 2023
Future of Work

Everything You Need to Know About Decentralized Organizations

Contemplating the best structure for your business operations? Wondering whether decentralization is right for you? Here’s what you need to know.

Nov 28, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Understanding Role Design: A Step-by-Step Guide

Discover the secret of great role design - from the science of how it works to the step-by-step process of designing better jobs in your business.

Nov 23, 2023
Future of Work

What is Meaningful Work & How to Create It

Meaningful work unlocks intrinsic motivation and drives high business performance. But how can you create meaning at work?

Nov 7, 2023
Project & Resource Management

IT Resource Management: 10 Major Headaches, Resolved 💪

Feeling the pain of managing resources in your IT team? Here are the top headaches we hear - and how four real clients have fixed them.

Oct 26, 2023
Project & Resource Management

All About RMCP® Certification: Is it Worth the Investment?

What you need to know about the Resource Management Certified Professional® program - what it covers, how much it costs, and how RM professionals rate it.

Oct 24, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Workstream in Project Management: Explained in 5 Minutes

Workstreams make it easier to plan, monitor, and execute large projects. Here are examples and best practices you need to know. And why workstream visualization is the way to go.

Oct 24, 2023
Project & Resource Management

The Difference Between Reactive & Proactive Resourcing

Don’t let reactive resourcing risk your projects’ success. Follow our expert tips to get proactive about your people - and business prospects.

Oct 12, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Strategic Staffing 101: Aligning Talent with Organizational Goals

Expert strategic staffing tips and best practices to elevate your business - and your people - to new heights.

Oct 11, 2023
Project & Resource Management

30+ Tips to Streamline Processes in Your Organization

Time is precious. Use it wisely with 30+ ways to streamline your business processes. Including tips on game-changing tech that will save you tons of time.

Sep 21, 2023
Future of Work

What Is Upskilling & How Can It Future-Proof Your Business

Discover how upskilling can supercharge your business performance. And create a rock-solid upskilling strategy with our seven-step guide.

Sep 19, 2023
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.

Sep 18, 2023
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 18, 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.

Sep 14, 2023
Project & Resource Management

The Buyers’ Guide to Resource Management Software for 2024

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

Sep 11, 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.

Sep 4, 2023
Future of Work

Disengaged Employees - Signs, Behaviors & Strategies to Cope

Employee disengagement costs businesses US$8.8 trillion a year. Here’s how to spot it…and how to turn it around.

Aug 29, 2023
Project & Resource Management

The Future of Resource Management: Predictability, Possibility & Permeability

Flexibility is up. Predictability is down. Our CEO reveals how organizations can navigate the increasingly complicated future of resource management.

Aug 24, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Operations Strategy 101: A Blueprint for Project-Based Businesses

Your need-to-know guide to creating and executing a successful operational strategy.

Aug 23, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Improve Operational Efficiency: The Ultimate Guide for 2024

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.

Aug 23, 2023
Future of Work

How to Break Down Silos Within an Organization: Expert Advice

Organizational silos reduce productivity, innovation, and agility. Here are 10+ practical ways to break down silos in your project-based business.

Aug 7, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Work Faster & More Efficiently w/o Cutting Corners or Quality

15 practical ways to improve the speed and quality of your work - backed by science and expert insights.

Jul 27, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Ace Agency Operations: 6 Levers for Growth

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.

Jul 24, 2023
Project & Resource Management

5 Resource Management Reports for Better Decision-Making

Make confident data-based decisions - fast - with these five essential resource management reports.

Jul 24, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Do Resource Capacity Planning (Theory & Practice)

How to do resource capacity planning in your project-based business - for higher productivity, lower costs, and happier clients.

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 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.

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
Teamwork

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.