All posts by Greg Bailey

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

The 5 key skills of an effective Resource Manager

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The news that U.S. job openings are at a record high is something of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, it shows employers are bullish about the economy going forward. However, the pace of hiring across the nation hasn’t caught up with the number of jobs out there, suggesting HR teams are struggling to find resources that have the right skills and talents.

If your job involves managing resources, you’ll be well aware of the damage that being short on skilled staff can have on the business. Read More

Gartner recognizes the growing Resource Management market

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If you work at the intersection of IT and the enterprise, you’ll know that analyst firm Gartner’s annual predictions for upcoming trends can shake the industry from top to bottom. Gartner ITxpo latest predictions include the emergence of ‘robo-bosses’; machines to replace up to 20% of business writing; and that a fifth of the smart buildings of 2018 will have been digitally vandalized. If you’re sceptical, it’s worth noting just how often Gartner’s predictions have materialized within the timeframe they suggest. Read More

How can you ensure effective resource management?

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Project management (in the modern sense) has now been established for around 65 years, but it’s not difficult to argue that the concept of project management has been around since the beginning of history. As you would expect, it has gone through many changes in that time; however, it’s remained prominent due to the substantial, explicit values that many in the industry can relate to. Read More

Are you still using Microsoft Project resource management?

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Microsoft Project is one of the world’s leading project management solutions. Its approach to Gantt charts, project timing, and rich feature set make it an indispensable platform for project management. However, in effective it isn’t Microsoft Project resource management tool. Nonetheless, many resource managers struggle by with Project when deciding how to allocate resources to programs of work. This is largely because Project includes certain features which help you manage resources, but these are limited. For anything but the most basic resource allocation, MS Project just doesn’t provide the power resource managers need. Read More

The role Resource Management plays in an effective PMO strategy

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If you’ve ever had the misfortune to work in an organization where project management was chaotic and disorganized, you’ll appreciate the value of a Project Management Office (PMO). Without a central body in place to ensure that projects are run consistently and efficiently, you risk sprawl, delays, and confusion. This not only leads to frustration for employees but also results in a perception of disorganization for your clients. Read More

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