How to refocus your team and finish strong

By - 21 Aug 2015

Project fatigue, disillusionment, apathy, procrastination—whatever the reason behind it, dips and drops in your team’s momentum can be gut-wrenching with deadlines looming ahead.  Fluctuations can and do happen during projects, but the catalysts are easy to spot—even if you think your team has hit the point of no return, it’s never too late to refocus andRead more …

Inside the Guru Crew: Interview with David Turnbull

By - 06 Aug 2015

We imported our marketing manager David Turnbull from a faraway land, involving many more planes, trains, and unladend swallows than the rest of our team put together. David is our maestro of analytics—handling growth, marketing, and the testing of European coffee shops for Team Guru. He also ensures all rugby discussions conclude with the superiorityRead more …

Redesigning our company blog with customers in mind

By - 30 Jul 2015

Our blog is many things. Aside from being a vital component in our marketing arsenal, it acts as a window into our business and a channel through which we can start meaningful conversations with our readers. We are driven, daily, to achieve a product market fit where all our customers are happy. It follows, therefore,Read more …

Simple steps to unleash your team’s full potential

By - 02 Jul 2015

It’s the PM/Scrum master’s dream: a high functioning, self-organizing, motivated, and fulfilled team combined with an engaged, available, and decisive product owner (aka “client”). This magic combination doesn’t come about by itself—it takes hard work, clear communication, and setting firm foundations. Do your team and product owner know what’s expected of them, what their contributionRead more …

From nonstop stress to workplace success: Mindfulness tips that transform

By - 25 Jun 2015

Endless emails, emergency meetings, project plans, client kickoffs—deadlines and daily responsibilities can pull us into a storm of stress. It doesn’t matter what job title you hold; pressure and tension affect work performance and our ability to focus. When it’s getting to be too much, what do you do? What if you could push a reset buttonRead more …

Stress-busting habits of happy PMs: Tips from Brett Harned & Sloan Miller

By - 18 Jun 2015

Managing projects and staff requires a talent for balancing whatever comes across your desk—meaning you benefit from being centered, too! Whatever your role or job title, picking up new ways to minimize stress and become the most confident and happy version of yourself is a great idea. Adding even one stress-busting activity to your day can improve your health, the quality ofRead more …

Effortless secrets to driving project success

By - 27 May 2015

Starting a new project can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. It might feel like you’re drowning in a sea of documentation one minute, then the next you’re encountering project drought in a wasteland of unclear deliverables and erratic input from the client. Here are some tools and activities I use across my projectsRead more …

Podio now integrates with Resource Guru

By - 09 Apr 2015

We have some great news! Citrix Podio has now integrated with Resource Guru. Podio is an online collaboration platform used by more than 500,000 organizations to run projects and company departments. It’s a great way for your team to communicate, organize, track, and get work done—all in one place. Best of all, now you canRead more …

The Zen PM – The power plan for turning chaos into calm

By - 25 Mar 2015

Good project managers secretly thrive off annoyances. That may be a head scratcher, but handle your frustrations a certain way, and they can be turned into victories. In the midst of myriad issues, PMs are required to be diplomatic, patient, and friendly, all while organizing, motivating, scheduling, and communicating with numerous personality types on differentRead more …