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Why projects fail

Overcome the fear of project failure: understanding why projects fail

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In 2013, it was revealed that 50% of businesses had experienced a project failure in the previous twelve months. In 2016, that number increased to 55%. Such alarming stats is enough to unnerve even the veteran project manager, let alone someone starting out on their project management career. So, what can be done to overcome the fear of project failure? The first and most important step is understanding why projects fail in the first place. Read More

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The power of people: how to improve employee productivity with resource management

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“Our people are our most valuable asset” is the kind of thing you might read on a company’s ‘values page’ or its ‘careers page’. Many organisations may genuinely believe this statement rings true for them, but how many really do enough to make sure it’s actually the case? Do they always put their employees first and build a culture where everything is set up to help them succeed? It’s only through providing the conditions to make work easier that organizations can see how to improve employee productivity for themselves. Read More

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How can you re-energize disengaged staff?

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It’s easy to realize why employee engagement is so important. Gallup, the research agency, has found that teams with high employee engagement rates are 21% more productive. According to their 2017 State of the American Workplace report, however, the majority of the workplace is not engaged. What’s more, disengaged staff had 37% higher absenteeism and made 60% more errors, costing organizations between $450 and $550 billion annually in losses to productivity. Read More

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3 ways to improve your resource forecasting reports

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Did you know Tempus Resource ships with the most sophisticated supply-demand report writer on the market?

With thousands of customers around the world, we have worked tirelessly to identify the most complex yet critical report writing capabilities demanded by resource managers, strategic planners, PMOs, executive management and others seeking the most informative graphics to summarize their resource planning.

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Tempus Resource: an alternative to using Excel for project planning

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Are you using Excel for project planning and resource management? For decades, Excel has been a popular choice and an essential tool for project and resource managers. However, this approach is becoming increasingly incompatible with the modern, digital and highly connected workplace. For organizations aiming to work faster, to work smarter and to put productivity first, there’s a better alternative to managing resources.

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Resource Portfolio Management (RPM): what’s in a name?

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Resource management has long been thought of as part and parcel of the project portfolio management (PPM) setup, relegated to being just another aspect to managing a project from planning to execution. And, while technically this is correct, when you don’t give resource management your full focus, your projects can really suffer. That’s why a lot of companies have recently begun thinking of the resource side of their projects as an entire project area that requires its own, deliberate focus right from the beginning of a project.

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3 reasons resource tracking timesheets are essential for project management

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Many projects get delayed because project managers lack insight into the true availability of their resources, or how long it takes them to complete tasks. By using timesheets for resource tracking, you can gain more accurate insights into how much time a specific kind of project or task would require.

Let’s look at why resource tracking timesheets can help your organization’s project management.

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Stop Excel resource management – it’s letting you down

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Searching for Excel resource management templates is often the first step project managers take when trying to get a hold on resources. Rather than just asking around the office to see who’s free, Excel resource management templates let you visualize who is available to work, how many hours they have free, and make it less likely that you’ll over or under-allocate work to specific employees.

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