All posts by Sean Pales

resource utilization

Resource utilization: what is it and why is it useful?

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Project managers have a lot of responsibilities. It’s their job to ensure projects succeed on time and in the budget. It’s a job that requires managing a lot of moving parts, making project decisions in advance and on the fly. It’s this shapeshifting nature of projects that means that, even with all the resources and time in the world, projects can still fail or not live up to expectations if resources aren’t utilized properly.

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resource allocation process

How to create an effective resource allocation process

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A resource allocation process is the method that project managers use to allocate budget, equipment, people, tools, and data to the project areas where it’s most needed.

Effective resource allocation is half science and half art. Learning how to assign the right balance of resources to multiple projects requires knowing everything you can about each one and being able to accurately envisage and predict the knock-on effects that each decision will have.
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AI for project management

AI project management and healthcare: preparing your resources for the coming revolution

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Imagine the time savings your healthcare organization could achieve if pathology scans could be automatically assessed by a machine. Picture the cost savings if software could alert you to a health claim fraud. Or, think of the improved wellbeing of your patients if you could use risk scoring to highlight hazards to their health – and inform them of better lifestyle choices. Read More

how to prevent scope creep

How to prevent scope creep disaster with resource management software

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Project managers deal with a wide range of challenges in their day-to-day efforts to complete projects on time to the level of quality required. Although some of these challenges come out of the blue, others just come with the territory, such as scope creep. Project managers must take this into account when planning their project strategies. Luckily, there are lots of tools that be used to help. In this blog, we explain how to prevent scope creep disaster using resource management software. Read More

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

How to improve employee productivity

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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