Nicole Tiefensee

Head of CX
General

Capacity Forecasting: A Future-Proof Guide

Capacity forecasting is an important part of planning your business growth. Here are some tips to make sure your capacity forecasting is on point.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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10 Reasons Why Change Management Is Important

Change is inevitable. It's not a question of whether or not it will happen, but when and how much. It's important to be prepared for change, especially if you want to build a sustainable business model.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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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
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Deal With Understaffing Before It Backfires

Too much work, not enough staff? Your service business might be understaffed. Here's how to deal with understaffing before it takes its toll on your operations.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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Get Better at Earned Value Management (EVM) - A Complete Guide

Become an expert in earned value management, so you can identify and fix problems before they become disasters later on in the project lifecycle.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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What is Overallocation of Resources & How to Avoid It

Many project managers make the mistake of overallocating resources. Here's why this can be a big problem and what you can do to avoid it.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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7 Project Management Reports to Surface Key Project Insights

There are many project management reports, but what are the most essential to build?

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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Overworked Employees? Here's How to Turn the Tide

Employees can't be at their best if they're overworked. Learn six prevention strategies to stop overworking employees and balance their workloads.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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Why Your Business Needs Time Tracking

To track or not to track? That is the question about time tracking you've probably asked yourself more than once. If you own a business delivering services, time tracking is worth the hassle. Here's why.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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Getting Started With Project Control: A Complete Guide for 2022

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
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Everything You Must Know Before Baselining a Project

Need a benchmark against which you'll plan your project and control it? Learn how baselining a project works in our complete guide.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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How to Drive Project Profitability: Answering the Hardest Questions

What is project profitability? How do you know if your project is profitable? Learn the answers to the hardest questions in our complete guide.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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10 Ground Rules for Effective Project Scheduling

Getting started with project scheduling? Learn the building blocks of an effective project schedule in our complete guide.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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The What, Why & How of Resource Utilization

Learn why resource utilization is an important business metric and follow three easy steps to analyze and optimize your team's billable utilization.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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Newly Minted PM? Here's How to Create a Project Timeline

Whether you’re a new or seasoned project manager, creating a project timeline can be an exciting yet daunting task. This blog post will walk you through the basics of what a project timeline is and how to build it.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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The Beginner's Guide to Resource Leveling Techniques

Ever heard of the term resource leveling? The blog post will introduce you to this technique and show you how it can be used to resolve different types of scheduling conflicts.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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The Do’s & Don’ts of Resource Planning in Agile Organizations

Tasked with agile resource planning, but don't know where to start? Here are some tips for agile organizations.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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Resource Planning for Multiple Projects: A Complete Guide for 2022

Learn the do's and don'ts of resource planning for multiple projects.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
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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
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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
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8 Project Scheduling Techniques Every Project Manager Must Know

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
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 - 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 - 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
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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 - 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

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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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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