All posts by Greg Bailey

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How to manage multiple projects at once

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Being a project manager (PM) doesn’t mean managing one project at a time. It often means you manage several of varying sizes at once. Maintaining this project balancing act is difficult, and without the utmost visibility over your project portfolio, it’s possible for things to slip through the cracks. This can lead to lost money and time, unhappy employees, or worse.   Read More

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5 Project management trends for 2019

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The evolution of the Project Management Office (PMO) over the past 20 years has been astounding. Innovations like project management technology and increasingly intelligent project management methodologies have reshaped the scope of project management. So, with that in mind we’d like to look ahead and see what project management trends are going to define 2019.

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Can Excel 2019 revolutionize project management?

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Project managers have long been using Excel for project management, but is it realistically still a good option? While the depth of the spreadsheet crunching capabilities is impressive, the solution is not supported with the kind of data insights and reporting that project managers today need. With the release of Office 2019, Microsoft has worked to update and improve some of Excel’s capabilities. Read More

Resource utilization in project management

How the PMO improves resource utilization in project management

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When it comes to project management, the concept of a centralized office that directs simultaneous projects is a comparatively recent evolution. At the turn of the millennium in fact, project management offices (PMOs) were rare. In recent years however, they’ve become the default for large companies running multiple projects to achieve efficient resource utilization in project management.

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The challenge of managing project expectations

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Projects at the enterprise-level usually have a lot of moving parts. One result of this is that there are always opportunities for things to go wrong. Managing project expectations can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced project managers. Whether it’s deadlines, costs, or project outcomes, you need to define project expectations clearly and ensure that all key stakeholders agree on these before the project gets underway. This is much easier said than done. Read More

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4 famous project management failures and what to learn from them

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Every project begins with a single idea or goal, and the best of intentions. But as they progress, mistakes are made, communications break down, and deadlines and budgets change. It’s these problems that mean, even when projects are started for the right reasons, 55% of businesses experience project failure. In fact, 17% of large-scale IT projects go so badly that they threaten the very existence of the company. Read More

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Elevating and accelerating project management with the right solution

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Project management is at the heart of every organization. You would think that investment in the latest digital technology to help project managers would be a priority, right? Yet, this rarely seems to be the case. In this blog we will look at the technology used by project managers today, explain why accelerating project management is so important, and conclude that the latest resource management software can provide the solution that the modern-day business needs. Read More

resource optimization in project management

Improve resource management by cutting out these 4 outdated practices

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In this blog we will explain how important it is to invest in digital technology to improve resource management. We’ll pinpoint several practices that have quickly become outdated in recent years which are now ripe for an upgrade. We will outline why resource management software, such as Tempus Resource, is great value for money because its sophisticated resource management capabilities will help you increase productivity and boost the bottom line. Read More

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The 5 Vs for big data in project management

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Big data is changing how companies function across all industries. Both large and small organizations can benefit from the insights gained from the large volumes of data that is out there. If data management is not handled correctly it can cost a business up to 35 percent of their operating revenue. So, in a snapshot, it seems like recognizing the role big data can play in your company is the smart thing to do. Read More

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Getting to grips with handling remote project management

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2009 predicted 43% of HR professionals will be working remotely by 2014. In 2015 4.2 million people across a range of sectors worked remotely and that number is not slowing down. By 2020, 50% of the US workforce will work remotely. Long gone are the days where teams had no other option but to work side by side and live in the same cities as their colleagues. Now, departments are spread out across various sites and geographies. Technology has enabled people to work with colleagues they’ve never met face-to-face. Read More

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The key to dealing with employee burnout

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The negative effects of disengaged employees can have a knock-on effect on an entire organization. Disengaged employees can reportedly cost companies $3,400 per year per $10,000 in salary. This is made worse by the fact that just 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. To solve a problem like disengagement, we must find the root of the issue. Often, that means dealing with employee burnout. A national study found that more than half of U.S. employees feel overworked or overwhelmed at least some of the time, some nearing their ‘breaking point’. While we all go through some level of being stressed and busy at work, if this happens for prolonged periods of time, it can quickly sap the energy of employees, leaving them disengaged. Read More

Project management in the healthcare industry

How resource management can transform project management in the healthcare industry

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Today’s post will cover some of the productivity issues faced by the healthcare industry in terms of managing projects and resources. The healthcare industry is undergoing major digital transformation—new technology can help provide a better service to patients. But how project management in the healthcare industry can be improved is just as important because it enables employees across an organization to work to the best of their ability. Read More

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It’s time to find out how to improve project resource management

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Sometimes we can get caught up in the destination of a project and lose sight of how we’re going to get there… Planning, forecasting and project management involve lots of collaboration. It’s natural for teams to communicate, discuss, make decisions, plan activities, and alter deadlines. Normally two, three or even more departments are involved in the sharing process. You should always be thinking about how to improve project resource management. Read More

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