Category Archives: Resource management

remote employees

Do remote employees impact project management?

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Thanks to increasingly faster and more accessible internet connections, remote working has become a much more viable choice for businesses across almost all industries. Working remotely enables employees to do their jobs from a variety of places. Whether it be from a home office, co-working space, or while they are out on the road, this flexibility gives them more control over how and when they work.

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manage multiple projects

How to manage multiple projects at once

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Being a project manager (PM) doesn’t mean managing one project at a time. It often means you manage several of varying sizes at once. Maintaining this project balancing act is difficult, and without the utmost visibility over your project portfolio, it’s possible for things to slip through the cracks. This can lead to lost money and time, unhappy employees, or worse.   Read More

project management trends

5 Project management trends for 2019

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The evolution of the Project Management Office (PMO) over the past 20 years has been astounding. Innovations like project management technology and increasingly intelligent project management methodologies have reshaped the scope of project management. So, with that in mind we’d like to look ahead and see what project management trends are going to define 2019.

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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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using excel for project management

Can Excel 2019 revolutionize project management?

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Project managers have long been using Excel for project management, but is it realistically still a good option? While the depth of the spreadsheet crunching capabilities is impressive, the solution is not supported with the kind of data insights and reporting that project managers today need. With the release of Office 2019, Microsoft has worked to update and improve some of Excel’s capabilities. Read More

Resource utilization in project management

How the PMO improves resource utilization in project management

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When it comes to project management, the concept of a centralized office that directs simultaneous projects is a comparatively recent evolution. At the turn of the millennium in fact, project management offices (PMOs) were rare. In recent years however, they’ve become the default for large companies running multiple projects to achieve efficient resource utilization in project management.

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managing project expectations

The challenge of managing project expectations

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Projects at the enterprise-level usually have a lot of moving parts. One result of this is that there are always opportunities for things to go wrong. Managing project expectations can be a difficult task, even for the most experienced project managers. Whether it’s deadlines, costs, or project outcomes, you need to define project expectations clearly and ensure that all key stakeholders agree on these before the project gets underway. This is much easier said than done. Read More

famous project management failures

4 famous project management failures and what to learn from them

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Every project begins with a single idea or goal, and the best of intentions. But as they progress, mistakes are made, communications break down, and deadlines and budgets change. It’s these problems that mean, even when projects are started for the right reasons, 55% of businesses experience project failure. In fact, 17% of large-scale IT projects go so badly that they threaten the very existence of the company. Read More

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

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