Category Archives: Resource management

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

accelerating project management

Elevating and accelerating project management with the right solution

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Project management is at the heart of every organization. You would think that investment in the latest digital technology to help project managers would be a priority, right? Yet, this rarely seems to be the case. In this blog we will look at the technology used by project managers today, explain why accelerating project management is so important, and conclude that the latest resource management software can provide the solution that the modern-day business needs. Read More

improve resource management

Improve resource management by cutting out these 4 outdated practices

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In this blog we will explain how important it is to invest in digital technology to improve resource management. We’ll pinpoint several practices that have quickly become outdated in recent years which are now ripe for an upgrade. We will outline why resource management software, such as Tempus Resource, is great value for money because its sophisticated resource management capabilities will help you increase productivity and boost the bottom line. Read More

big data in project management

The 5 Vs for big data in project management

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Big data is changing how companies function across all industries. Both large and small organizations can benefit from the insights gained from the large volumes of data that is out there. If data management is not handled correctly it can cost a business up to 35 percent of their operating revenue. So, in a snapshot, it seems like recognizing the role big data can play in your company is the smart thing to do. Read More

Remote project management

Getting to grips with handling remote project management

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2009 predicted 43% of HR professionals will be working remotely by 2014. In 2015 4.2 million people across a range of sectors worked remotely and that number is not slowing down. By 2020, 50% of the US workforce will work remotely. Long gone are the days where teams had no other option but to work side by side and live in the same cities as their colleagues. Now, departments are spread out across various sites and geographies. Technology has enabled people to work with colleagues they’ve never met face-to-face. Read More

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