All posts by Sean Pales

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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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