Libby Marks

Contributor
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

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
General

The Beginner's Guide to Capacity Planning

As business owners and managers, we often know exactly what our future goals are, but we don't always have a plan to ensure we can meet those goals. Capacity planning is a way to validate if your people can handle the workloads, associated with those goals.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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?

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
General

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.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks