Posts by Mica

The DPM Summit celebrates project managers on the front lines

By - 20 Oct 2015

October is a perfect time to visit gorgeous Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And it’s even better when you get to spend it with the best and brightest in the digital project management field. For the third year in a row, the Bureau of Digital has presented the DPM Summit, a conference for project managers and operations staffRead more …

Random Act of Cake No. 5

By - 01 Oct 2015

Resource Guru’s “Random Acts of Cake” are based on a phrase coined by American writer Anne Herbert—“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” Every so often, only a superhero will do when you’re facing a challenge—a selfless superstar who does something splendid. Our hero of late is Paul Irish. While working to boost the performanceRead more …

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 …

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 …

DIY email notifications from Resource Guru via Zapier

By - 17 Mar 2015

In a previous post, Andrew explained how you can use the power of Resource Guru’s webhooks in combination with Zapier to create your own DIY integration between Resource Guru and Slack. Now, I am going to show you how you can use Zapier to easily create your own custom email notification system. Email Notifications OneRead more …

Remote and loving it! Check out our feature interview by WFH.IO

By - 14 Jan 2015

The fantastic team at WFH.IO recently asked to interview us about our team’s remote (work from anywhere) culture. Naturally, we were thrilled to say yes! , and more and more companies are adopting the practice company-wide. We have a lot of fun and can tell you about so many benefits that are only possible becauseRead more …

5 Ways top project managers allocate their resources

By - 11 Dec 2014

It’s 4 p.m., and your project suddenly needs both a design change and front-end implementation within 3 hours for a very persistent client. You check to see who’s available. Well, you have one UX designer in the wings, but not a single developer to implement the changes. You even have teams in multiple time zones—aRead more …