Shannon Toe

Product Marketer

As Runn’s product marketer and first employee, Shannon loves getting involved in nearly all aspects of the business. In her spare time you can find her on a hike, on a yoga mat, or on some roller skates.

Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

7 Best-in-Class Resource Allocation Tools

Discover the benefits of resource allocation software, must-have features, how to pick the right tool for you - plus our top picks.

Feb 12, 2024
Project & Resource Management

All You Need to Know About Resource Allocation in 2024

How you allocate your resources determines how profitable and successful your project-based business will be. Ace your resource allocation with our crash course.

Jan 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Milestone Chart / Schedule — A 9-Minute Guide

Creating a milestone chart can be quick and simple if you have the right tools on the table. Here's how to do it in 7 simple steps.

Dec 12, 2023
Project & Resource Management

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.

Dec 12, 2023
Project & Resource Management

What is an Agile Workflow & How to Build One

As the business landscape evolves, so do the demands on project management and team collaboration. The Agile Workflow has emerged as a transformative methodology that enables organizations to navigate change more effectively.

Oct 11, 2023
Product Updates

Q3 2023 Roundup: Custom Fields, Resourcing Requests, HR Integrations, and more!

Q3 was one of our biggest quarters to date. Have a read of what we got up to!

Jul 6, 2023
Project & Resource Management

What is the Best Software for Resource Scheduling in 2024?

Are you overwhelmed by the abundance of resource scheduling software available? We've whittled the list down to six best resource scheduling tools.

Jul 6, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Explained

Looking to calculate staffing levels for projects or teams? Enter a full-time equivalent, also known as FTE.

Jul 6, 2023
Project & Resource Management

What is a Skills Inventory? An All-Inclusive Guide

Missing people's skills on projects and finding it difficult to assign the right people to complete work? A skills inventory comes to the rescue.

Jul 3, 2023
Product Updates

Q2 2023 Roundup: Project Emojis, Split Screen Planner, Autofill Missing Timesheets, and more!

This quarter we doubled down on Runn's user experience. See what's new!

Jun 26, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Resource Workload 101: A Visual Guide

The challenge of getting resource workload right complicates with new hires and more work coming down the pipeline. Find the solutions in our starter's guide.

Jun 13, 2023
Project & Resource Management

5 Kantata Alternatives for Resource Planning & Forecasting

Overwhelmed by Kantata's functionality? Consider niche alternatives that resolve an immediate problem with resource planning.

May 25, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Beyond Gantt Charts: 5 Alternatives to Visualize Projects

The good old Gantt charts have their disadvantages. Fortunately, alternatives exist to replace Gantt charts when they're too much.

May 16, 2023
Project & Resource Management

Heavy Workload – And What to Do About It

Wondering how to handle the heavy workload of employees effectively, but don't know where to start? We've got some tips for you.

Apr 11, 2023
Product Updates

Q1 Roundup: Project Templates, Public Holidays, FTEs, and more!

We've had a busy start to the year, releasing some major features and achieving SOC2 Type 1 certification. Read on to find out more!

Mar 15, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Resource Chart in 3 Steps

In project management, a resource chart comes in handy in many ways. So here's how to save time on creating one using Runn.

Feb 14, 2023
Project & Resource Management

5 Airtable Alternatives for Resource Planning & Forecasting

If you've outgrown spreadsheets for resource planning, you've similarly outgrown Airtable. Here's a list of alternatives capable of replacing it and matching the needs of a growing company.

Jan 20, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Do a Resource Gap Analysis: A 5-Step Guide

If you're looking for a way to evaluate your organization's ability to handle upcoming projects, a resource gap analysis is a great way to do it.

Jan 12, 2023
Project & Resource Management

9 Project Roadmap Tools for Better Visibility

Looking to get better visibility of a project, but don't know where to start? Enter project roadmap tools!

Jan 11, 2023
Project & Resource Management

How to Assign & Track Project Workload

You've got a lot of projects going on. How do you assign and track workloads? Keep reading to facilitate the process.

Dec 14, 2022
Product Updates

Runn Roundup 2022

Look back at some of our biggest updates of 2022 and see what’s in store for 2023!

Nov 16, 2022
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Workload Schedule in 3 Simple Steps

Creating a workload schedule on your projects will help you balance any over- or underallocations. Here's an easy guide to doing it.

Oct 25, 2022
Project & Resource Management

5 Alternatives to Harvest Forecast for Better Resource Planning

What are the best tools for resource planning that integrate with Harvest time tracking? Learn key alternatives to Harvest Forecast in our recent roundup.

Oct 19, 2022
Product Updates

Q3 Roundup: Skills & Levels, Non-Labour Project Expenses, and more!

Check out some of the features we've released this quarter, including skills and levels, non-labour project expenses, and placeholder improvements.

Sep 15, 2022
Project & Resource Management

5 Best-in-Class Tools for Resource Forecasting

Resource forecasting has never been simple, especially if run out of spreadsheets. It's time to change the tide and pick a better tool.

Jul 14, 2022
Product Updates

Q2 Roundup: Project Scenario Planning, History Logs, and more!

We've been so excited to release some of our most highly requested features this quarter. Scenario planning, project history logs, faster planner navigation - the list goes on!

Jul 10, 2022
Product Updates

All Hail Runn’s Newest Feature: Skills and Levels

Get the most out of the talent in your organization with our new feature, Skills and Levels!

Jun 2, 2022
Project & Resource Management

Evaluating the 9 Best Project Scheduling Tools

Looking for the best project scheduling tool? We've whittled the list down to nine, they are the cream of the crop.

May 18, 2022
Project & Resource Management

Grasp the Basics of Time Blocking & Boost Your Productivity

Get more done, be more productive, and feel like you're getting ahead of the game with time blocking.

May 12, 2022
Project & Resource Management

Understanding the Bottom-Up Estimating Technique

Bottom-up estimating allows for greater accuracy than other methods. Here's what it's all about.

Apr 22, 2022
Project & Resource Management

How What-if Scenario Analysis Can Advance Project Management

Use what-if scenario analysis to evaluate and compare multiple paths forward in an unbiased way to make better decisions.

Apr 19, 2022
Product Updates

Plan for All the What-Ifs

We’ve released the first phase of project scenario planning in Runn. Learn what it’s all about!

Apr 19, 2022
Project & Resource Management

The Benefits of Having a Project Log

Among other benefits, having a project log will help you record your project history and understand any changes made to the project.

Apr 13, 2022
Product Updates

Track Changes with the Project History Log

Know what changes were made to your projects.

Apr 11, 2022
Project & Resource Management

How to Create an Excellent Project Overview (No Template Needed)

A project overview is one of the first things project managers do when starting a new project. Here's why you need to create one and how to get started.

Apr 4, 2022
Project & Resource Management

9 PPM Tools & Software of the Highest Caliber

If you've been looking for a way to run your business better, why not give project portfolio management (PPM) software a whirl? Projects and programs can be complex beasts that require tons of work just to keep track of everything.

Mar 16, 2022
Project & Resource Management

What Goes into a Scope Baseline

What does a good scope baseline look like? In this blog post, we explain what you should include in your project's scope baseline and why each item is important.

Mar 3, 2022
Project & Resource Management

What is Schedule Variance (SV)? The Simplest Answer & Formula

How do you know whether your project schedule is ahead or behind? One way is to calculate Schedule Variance (SV). Here's everything you need to know.

Feb 14, 2022
Product Updates

Sort Your Planner by Availability

Instantly see who your most available people are to speed up your resource planning.

Jan 31, 2022
Project & Resource Management

What is a Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS) & How to Make One

Tasked with creating a resource breakdown structure (RBS), but don't know where to start? Here's everything there's to know.

Dec 7, 2021
Project & Resource Management

The 7 Best Project Accounting Software & Tools to Stop Crunching Numbers

Tired of doing your project accounting in spreadsheets? Try these project accounting tools and cut admin in half.

Dec 1, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - November '21

We're excited to announce the long-awaited release of weekend scheduling, advanced search, editable placeholder costs, plus more!

Nov 28, 2021
Product Updates

Supercharge Your Search

Searching and filtering in Runn just got better. Learn about what's changing and how you can take your searches to the next level!

Nov 25, 2021
Product Updates

Get More Planning Flexibility with Weekend Scheduling

Introducing weekend scheduling in Runn! Get more flexibility when it comes to planning and scheduling your projects and people in Runn.

Nov 17, 2021
Project & Resource Management

What is Resource Risk? A Visual Guide for Project Managers

The chance that you'll fail to deliver the project because of the lack of resources is known as resource risk. Here's everything you need to know to mitigate it.

Sep 30, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - September '21

As the end of the quarter draws near, we've got new features for everyone! Read about group utilization charts, cost-based project insights, improved timesheets, and more!

Jul 27, 2021
Product Updates

Mid-Year Round-Up: What's New in Runn 2021

See everything we've introduced to Runn so far this year. From a Google Chrome time tracker extension, to daily rates, there's something for everyone!

Jul 26, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - July '21

Learn about our backend migration to the Hasura GraphQL engine, the ability to export detailed and grouped reports, and our improved multi-select mode.

Jul 7, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - July '20

Another month, another product update! This update is jam-packed with a Clockify integration, two new reports, a new permissions level, and more!

Jun 8, 2021
Product Updates

Tags: A Runndown

Organize, manage, and filter your people and projects in Runn using tags. Learn why they're useful, how to add them, and how people are using tags to help with resource scheduling.

May 28, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - May '21

Say hello to our new and improved reporting with the ability to 'group by' and drill deeper with detailed reports, and the ability to create zero-hour or +24-hour assignments!

May 20, 2021
Product Updates

Rescheduling and Duplicating Projects: A Runndown

How to reschedule and duplicate projects in Runn. Save the stress of project changes and see where your resource allocation plans need to change.

Apr 23, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - April '21

Day rates, editable placeholders, ability to assign your favourite people and projects - now in Runn!

Apr 15, 2021
Product Updates

Using Placeholders in Resource Scheduling: A Runndown

Did you know that you can use placeholders in Runn? Learn why placeholders are useful in resource management and how to use them effectively.

Mar 22, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - March '21

New features from this past month include our Time Tracker extension for Chrome, the ability to clone assignments, improvements to our reports, and more!

Feb 22, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - February '21

This month's new features include linking project phases and assignments, a new project report, auto-locking timesheets, plus more!

Feb 19, 2021
Product Updates

Coming soon: Time Tracking with Runn

Our time tracking extension is coming soon to the Google Chrome web store! Find out about what's to come.

Jan 26, 2021
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - January '21

Introducing you to streamlined user invites, project phase tables, a revamped navigation bar, and a new power-user feature: % inputs for assignments.

Dec 21, 2020
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - December '20

Here's one last product update to round off the year 🎄 Thank you for your support throughout the year and we can't wait to see what 2021 brings!

Oct 13, 2020
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - October '20

Do you like the sound of grouping and sorting the planner? How about project duplication? Or deleting tags you no longer need? Read on for more details.

Sep 15, 2020
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - September '20

From re-vamping our People Planner, to creating a new project type for your internal work, to adding weekends to our timesheets - there's something for everyone.

Aug 6, 2020
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - August '20

We're excited to have released a bunch of features that many of you have been requesting! We've refreshed the People Planner, added part-time work arrangements, added WorkflowMax integration, and more!

Aug 4, 2020
Project & Resource Management

Tracking actuals - nuisance or necessity?

Tracking how your business performs is critical for any business. And sometimes you need to look back to be able to look ahead. We look at why tracking your actuals is so important and how it helps you make better forecasts.

Jun 16, 2020
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - June '20

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.

Mar 10, 2020
Product Updates

What’s New in Runn - 9 March ‘20

Another huge product update! Here's a sneak peek of our new Viewer permissions, personal dashboard, test account, CSV importing, and more!

Dec 4, 2019
Product Updates

What's New in Runn - 2 December '19

You spoke. We listened. In today’s product update we’ve taken Runn to the next level by adding actuals, project tracking, importing capabilities with Harvest, and a bunch of other features!