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Crawl, walk, run – part 2: three essential factors for your project management solution

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If you read our previous post in this “crawl, walk, run” series, you’ll be acquainted with the early process of incorporating resource management into your organization. In part 2, we’re going to guide you from the basics of resource management right through to advanced levels of resource planning in your project management solution.

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The biggest challenges you need to solve for effective resource management

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In an ideal world, every project would run on time and within (or even under) budget. In reality, many projects show early signs of disorganization, start to spiral out of control, and eventually end up failing. Statistics underscore just how common this problem is: one in every three projects have no baseline; less than one-third of projects are completed on time and to budget; 75% of IT execs believe projects are doomed from the start… the list, unfortunately, goes on. Read More

Exploring professional resource management

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The knowledge we have regarding how we should treat our bodies has led to the standard of professional sports to shoot up in recent years. Compare the current standard of the NBA or NFL, for example, to that of  30 or 40 years ago. The understanding of nutrition, training and sports science has given athletes a huge advantage. Thanks to the latest research and technology, today’s elite sports stars are able to make the best decisions about how they train and compete, based on highly sophisticated and detailed metrics, allowing them to reach peak physical condition, increase their longevity and better avoid and recover from injury.

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Go further with your project reporting tools

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Reporting is essential for understanding how your organization is performing against a whole range of metrics. In particular, this applies to creating reports as part of your project portfolio management (PPM). The Project Management Office (PMO) relies on the power of these reports to get a better understanding of the projects that your organization is running and the return on investment and overall value they bring to the business. That’s why your PPM solution needs to have strong project reporting tools to be able to handle the creation of several different types of reports. Read More

Gartner Cool Vendor: resource management reaches the masses

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This time last year, Tempus Resource was recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor for its ability to provide a resource management solution accessible to the masses. Effective resource management is increasingly recognized as an essential aspect of running successful projects. And as anyone in the industry knows, when Gartner’s analysts pick up on a trend, it normally means something important is happening.
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Are the most effective resource management strategies in the cloud or on-premises?

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Talking about the cloud is unavoidable when we discuss technology and effective resource management strategies. It is an evolution in computing that is transforming how we work, rest and play. And it’s no surprise that most of the major tech vendors are now building their applications and solutions specifically for the cloud and their cloud customers.

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Maximize your resource planning capabilities

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Effective resource planning can have a huge impact on the outcome of a project. Take construction projects in the Houston/Fort Bend County metropolitan area, for example. While the number of construction workers in the area has risen by 14% in the past five years, many constructions sites remain understaffed. Why is this? Put simply, there is a lack of skilled resources who have the qualifications to do certain tasks on these projects.

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Integrated Resource Management: the list goes on

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Both Microsoft Excel and Project Online offer project managers a powerful way of running their projects. However, as integrated resource management solutions, they don’t offer the same power as a dedicated resource management tool. We’ve spoken before about some of the restrictions users will come across when using Excel or Project Online when it comes to integrated resource management. Lots of time, effort and preparation is required if you want to turn raw figures into resource management data in Excel or Project Online.

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Creating a resource utilization report: Excel vs. Tempus Resource

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The ability to create a resource utilization report, where you can view how your employees are being deployed across projects, offers huge benefits to your business. Once you have introduced a monthly resource utilization report, you are much better prepared for planning your long-term budget and can decide with greater confidence on what projects your organization can do. Long term, this will support your growth as an organization, while saving you money. You’ll know when you can hire more resources, what skills you’ll need and accurately predict the costs involved.

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ProSymmetry and Siemens Healthineers: Resource Management systems at full health

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For you to be successful in resource management, you need a clear and comprehensive view of all your resources. In healthcare, that equates to your human resources (clinical and non-clinical staff and their individual skillsets), budget elements like staff training, building and equipment investments, maintenance, labor costs… the list goes on. Acknowledging all these resources is one thing; balancing them is another. Healthcare organizations aim to deliver medical and patient care of the highest quality and in the most affordable manner. To do so, overall and project-specific resources need to be managed in unison, which can become quite the challenge.
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7 employment trends your resource management tool must accommodate

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The way we work today is changing fast. Technology is radically altering how employees can do their jobs, automation is removing the need for humans to conduct certain repetitive and simplistic tasks and younger generations have come to expect more flexible working styles. Successfully adapting to these employment trends will ensure your company attracts the best talent, can become more innovative and productive, and ensure you utilize your resources in the most effective way. Your resource management tool should help you adapt to these new trends, allowing you to be ever more proactive in the way you manage resources.

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How much can you save with a resource management plan

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Like any valuation exercise, attaching an estimate of value from a resource management plan or a portfolio management system can be challenging.  There are so many techniques and so many variables; oftentimes, the credibility of those variables and their underlying assumptions can quickly be challenged. Other techniques involve non-quantifiable assumptions around relative value. Again, these techniques are prone to simplifying assumption bias.  In my opinion, we need a quantitative approach to do this right and – as famed consultant Peter Drucker once said – “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

So, before selecting a method and running the numbers, let’s look at why people seek out resource management plan software.  In general, we see a demand for:

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Tempus Resource Review in Project Management Today

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We’re very happy that Project Management Today have recently issued a review of our innovative resource management tool, Tempus Resource; written by Steve Cotterell.

Steve’s review details the cutting-edge features of Tempus Resource that aim to make several areas of project and resource management easier. The article provides an overview of the software and the best ways it can be utilized. There is also a message from our VP Greg Bailey in there too, so make sure you check it out.

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Why Excel doesn’t cut it as a resource management tool

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More and more companies are leaving Excel behind for 21st Century resource management tools. Microsoft’s spreadsheets have been a staple with project managers for many years, yet the technology and the needs of the industry have moved on. While Excel is fine for small teams and limited programs of work, a more powerful solution is needed for larger, more dynamic projects.

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