Shannon Toe

Product Marketer
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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.

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What is the Best Software for Resource Scheduling in 2022?

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

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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.

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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!

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Product Update

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.

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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.

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Workstream in Project Management: Explained in 3 Minutes

Workstreams are the project management measuring cups. They give you an order to follow and a load of work to focus on at a specific stage of the project. 

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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.

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Resource Planning: A Handy Guide for Project Managers

Resource planning is essential for project managers. But not all businesses leverage it effectively - underestimating the commercial benefits it brings. Failing to invest in resource planning is a false economy - one that actually COSTS your business time and money. This guide will help you fix that.

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7 Best-in-Class Resource Allocation Tools

When you're working with limited resources, it's important that you know how best to use them. You can't just throw them around willy-nilly; you need to use them in a way that makes sense for your business and helps your company grow. That's where resource allocation tools come in.

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Product Update

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!

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Product Update

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!

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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.

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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.

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Understanding the Bottom-Up Estimating Technique

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

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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.

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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.

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Product Update

Plan for All the What-Ifs

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

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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.

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Product Update

Track Changes with the Project History Log

Know what changes were made to your projects.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Feature Spotlight

Sort Your Planner by Availability

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

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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.

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A Crash Course Guide to Resource Allocation [Updated for 2022]

Resource allocation is a critical step in the project management process. In this guide, learn what resource allocation is and why it’s important, go over some of the challenges you might encounter, and then dive into a step-by-step guide.

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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.

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Product Update

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!

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Feature Spotlight

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!

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Feature Spotlight

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.

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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.

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Product Update

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!

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Product Update

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!

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Product Update

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.

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Product Update

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!

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Feature Spotlight

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.

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Product Update

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!

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Feature Spotlight

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.

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Product Update

What's New in Runn - April '21

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

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Feature Spotlight

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.

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Product Update

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!

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Product Update

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!

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Product Update

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.

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Product Update

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.

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Product Update

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!

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Product Update

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.

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Product Update

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.

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Product Update

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!

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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.

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Shannon Toe
Product Update

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.

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Product Update

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!

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Product Update

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!

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