Teamwork

Cork, Ireland
2007
  |  By Ben Brigden
Project management software comes in a lot of shapes and sizes — and some are nicer than others. If you want to give your project team the tools they need to excel, choosing the right type of software should be your number one objective. One type of software that can help with almost all aspects of project management is a project management information system (PMIS).
  |  By Ben Brigden
What are you assuming right this second? Lots of things! At a minimum: We all make assumptions about the world around us — it’s a part of navigating a complex and sometimes chaotic world. What good would we be in everyday life if we constantly doubted that gravity would hold us down, that electricity would keep working, and so on? We do the same thing in projects: we make certain project assumptions so we can focus on the less certain stuff between those assumptions.
  |  By Ben Brigden
5 process groups. 10 knowledge areas. 49 processes. All sliced and diced and mixed together in a slurry of business-speak that mere mortals struggle to understand. If you’ve ever picked up a copy of PMBOK (or spent much time reading primary sources from its publisher, the Project Management Institute), well— it can be a lot to digest. Especially when as a client services business your day-to-day focus is something quite different.
  |  By Jordan Wellin
Tired of juggling multiple tools to manage your workday efficiently? Wish there was a single solution that could seamlessly integrate all of your tasks, projects, and time tracking in one place (not to mention your Google Calendar events)? Well, get ready to meet your new best friend: My Calendar, the latest addition to the Teamwork.com suite. Check out the video below for a step-by-step walkthrough of how it all works!
  |  By Ben Brigden
Different projects need different tools — but they also need different types of leaders to guide the project team to success. In the world of project management, there are two main types of leadership roles: project managers and Scrum masters. But what’s the difference between the two job descriptions, and which one is the best choice for your agency’s next project?
  |  By Ben Brigden
Great product managers are made, not born. There are plenty of jobs out there where people can get by on talent and charisma alone. But a product management role isn’t one of them. That’s because the skills, experience, and competencies required to manage and make a great product are numerous, diverse, and overlapping. Some might come naturally, but others require hands-on experience and still others, formal training.
  |  By Ben Brigden
Consulting has become a huge part of daily operations for businesses and governments worldwide, and for good reason: It’s a great way to seek expert advice and outside perspectives to achieve goals, reduce costs, and improve performance. The numbers back up this rapid growth. According to Global Data, the global consulting industry (valued at a whopping$347 billion in 2022) is expected to hit $449 billion by 2027!
  |  By Ben Brigden
Pricing is a constant balancing act in the world of consulting. Charge too much, and you risk losing potential clients, charge too little, and devalue your expertise and skills. Unfortunately, for most consultants, hourly rates are the norm. You know — set an hourly rate, multiply that by the number of hours worked, and there’s your consulting fee. So, what’s the solution? Project-based consulting fees.
  |  By Ben Brigden
Consultants striving for efficiency and precision often face the challenge of managing client billing seamlessly while ensuring accuracy. The traditional approach of manual billing is time-consuming and error-prone, which can hinder your productivity and impact your bottom line. The solution? Billing software catered specifically to the needs of consultants.
  |  By Ben Brigden
What are the two biggest challenges facing your consulting business today? If “finding more clients” or “increasing profitability” were your top two answers, you’re not alone. And if finding (and keeping) clients is key #1 to success, then figuring out how to price your services in a way that’s attractive to them and profitable to you is key #2.
  |  By Teamwork
Wanna know how a 200-person agency reduced churn by 50% from one year to the next? Even though Hawke Media is one of the most successful marketing agencies in the United States and they’ve scaled to hundreds of millions in annual revenue, their journey hasn’t been without bumps in the road. At the beginning of 2022, they saw client churn on the rise and their CEO, Erik Huberman, knew he had to adjust their strategy to address a new challenge.
  |  By Teamwork
How does a simple merger result in a highly successful business that houses both agency and consulting practices under one roof, creating what very well may be the business model of the future? Bob Ruffolo, founder and CEO of IMPACT, joins the podcast to discuss his merger with The Sales Lion, and how that led to growth that surpassed their HubSpot peers and made their consulting services a primary source of company revenue.
  |  By Teamwork
What’s one mistake you’ve made as an agency leader you’ll never forget? Several guests on this show have shared the same exact answer: “I wish I’d invested in my own financial literacy sooner!” But, what financial metrics should you focus on the most? Even if you answer that question—how do you (and your team) impact those financial metrics that matter most for your agency?
  |  By Teamwork
How do you step away from an agency you spent years building and growing when it begins to threaten your home life? How do you restructure for the sake of a new, healthier lifestyle?
  |  By Teamwork
Want to win more clients (& keep them longer) in 2024? Of course you do! Offering a free benchmark consultation as part of your sales process might just be the key to doing both this year. In this episode with Chris Nault, Founder & CEO of Growth, he breaks down the process and results from his agency's 5-week experiment of adding a benchmark consultation into their sales and renewal processes. In this episode, you’ll hear from Chris.
  |  By Teamwork
Shauna Nuckles, founder of Advocation, joins the podcast today to discuss how unhealthy work practices led to her own medical crisis. She discusses the three types of burnout, as well as the tactics she uses with her team to help agency leaders have honest, transparent conversations to promote a stress- and burnout-free workplace.

Today, Teamwork Chat, Teamwork Projects, Teamwork Desk form the backbone of Teamwork.com. Each product serves to enhance the performance of teams by coordinating both process and people simultaneously.

Teamwork Projects is all about getting things done by creating task lists and tasks and assigning them to the team. It increases visibility across each project as well as aligning every dependent function within the business.

Teamwork Desk incorporates the customer into the equation. It streamlines all contact between you and your customers by way of a ticket management system. It creates a much more efficient process for handling customer queries.

Teamwork Chat is an instant messenger that can be used by all of the team for immediate communication. Each of the three products integrates together seamlessly. Every user has the ability to create an action within each product that influences activity in another. Creating a task for Teamwork Projects as a result of a ticket received in Teamwork Desk.