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Why your next PPM investment should be a resource management app

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Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) has come a long way in recent years. Project managers have more technology and capability at their disposal than ever before. The caveat to this is that, if your competitors are wasting no time in moving to the latest PPM technology, you simply can’t afford to keep using rudimentary tools like Excel spreadsheets for project management.

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Is resource availability slowing you down?

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Resource availability plays a fundamental role in resource management. Knowing which resources are available at any given time is an important factor in deciding how to distribute and allocate the right assets for any given project. How can you plan to build a bridge, for example, if you don’t know how many construction workers are available? But resource management is about more than just people. When we talk about resources, we are referring to: Read More

Get proper resource management — no more Excel!

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Your business processes, projects and ultimately profits, depend on your resources. So, it makes sense to leverage cutting edge technology to manage them most efficiently so they go further for your organization. At ProSymmetry, we hold regular webinars to showcase just how useable and powerful our leading resource management solution, Tempus Resource, is for your business, no matter your size. Read More

Bridging the gap between project management strategy and implementation

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Consistent planning and business strategy implementation are essential for any organization; from keeping up with competitors to adjusting to market trends and just about any other business-related functionality in between. However, studies show that there is a worryingly high failure rate when businesses go from forming a strong PPM project management strategy to successfully implementing it. Read More

How to become strategically proactive

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In Yahoo’s series on NFL veterans-turned-entrepreneurs, one of the most insightful articles highlights how the ability to adapt strategy is as useful in business as it is in football. The contributor explains how he achieved his long term goal of being a successful player by being flexible and adjusting on an almost constant basis. The same goes for his business career; to achieve long term goals, he set a plan, yet avoided being too rigid. Read More

The state of Resource Management: An interview with PMzOne’s Daniel Zitter

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  • 50% of all projects are not resourced properly and 20% of all projects should never have been started in the first place
Those are some pretty alarming statistics, right? For those of us who work in the PPM / Resource Management world, we would never knowingly start a project that is destined to fail from the outset. Yet the findings from this November industry report by the Project Management Institute suggest that we need to do much more to make sure our projects start off on the right foot. Read More

Discover the keys to Resource Management success

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Resource portfolio management is one of the most important challenges facing businesses today. Whether you oversee a team of ten or a company of 10,000, ensuring you have the right resources for the right job at the right time is incredibly challenging.

In today’s volatile market, challenges are often unpredictable and you need to be agile and ready to adapt. Those who can nimbly reallocate resources in response to new obstacles on the horizon and change their game plan when required will succeed. Those who don’t will struggle to stay afloat. So what are the keys to resource management success?

At ProSymmetry, we meet business people the world over who are struggling with key issues around resource management:

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PMO responsibilities and what to look out for

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The International Prototype of the Kilogram has been kept in a glass jar at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (International Office of Weights and Measures) in Paris since 1889. The prototype is made of an alloy that is 90% platinum and 10% iridium and is kept under strict supervision, deep within the building.

You might wonder why a simple kilogram needs such high security, to be kept under lock and key. Quite simply, because without an internationally recognized and agreed weight for a kilo, anyone would be able to claim their products were the correct weight and short change their customers. Read More

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