Category Archives: Resource management

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Tempus Resource: an alternative to using Excel for project planning

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Are you using Excel for project planning and resource management? For decades, Excel has been a popular choice and an essential tool for project and resource managers. However, this approach is becoming increasingly incompatible with the modern, digital and highly connected workplace. For organizations aiming to work faster, to work smarter and to put productivity first, there’s a better alternative to managing resources.

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Resource Portfolio Management (RPM): what’s in a name?

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Resource management has long been thought of as part and parcel of the project portfolio management (PPM) setup, relegated to being just another aspect to managing a project from planning to execution. And, while technically this is correct, when you don’t give resource management your full focus, your projects can really suffer. That’s why a lot of companies have recently begun thinking of the resource side of their projects as an entire project area that requires its own, deliberate focus right from the beginning of a project.

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3 reasons resource tracking timesheets are essential for project management

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Many projects get delayed because project managers lack insight into the true availability of their resources, or how long it takes them to complete tasks. By using timesheets for resource tracking, you can gain more accurate insights into how much time a specific kind of project or task would require.

Let’s look at why resource tracking timesheets can help your organization’s project management.

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Stop Excel resource management – it’s letting you down

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Searching for Excel resource management templates is often the first step project managers take when trying to get a hold on resources. Rather than just asking around the office to see who’s free, Excel resource management templates let you visualize who is available to work, how many hours they have free, and make it less likely that you’ll over or under-allocate work to specific employees.

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Why your next PPM investment should be a resource management app

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Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) has come a long way in recent years. Project managers have more technology and capability at their disposal than ever before. The caveat to this is that, if your competitors are wasting no time in moving to the latest PPM technology, you simply can’t afford to keep using rudimentary tools like Excel spreadsheets for project management.

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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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Is resource availability slowing you down?

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Resource availability plays a fundamental role in resource management. Knowing which resources are available at any given time is an important factor in deciding how to distribute and allocate the right assets for any given project. How can you plan to build a bridge, for example, if you don’t know how many construction workers are available? But resource management is about more than just people. When we talk about resources, we are referring to: Read More

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