Category Archives: Resource management

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Resource management for small business success

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While massive corporations and tiny start-ups may have many differences in budget, reputation and internal structure, they do have something in common. They both, regardless of size, must find ways to complete their projects consistently and efficiently. Most businesses function on the strength of their projects. In fact, almost everything that an organization does is based on carrying out tasks relating to various projects. For a business to succeed, its processes must be aligned with project goals. That’s why resource management for large organizations is just as crucial as resource management for small business. Read More

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3 ways what-if analysis can transform your resource management

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What if you could predict the outcome of specific events? You would have a distinct advantage over anyone else you might be competing with. When project managers have access to sophisticated what-if analysis they get a jump-start on organizing their project resources, enabling them to see the predicted outcomes of their projects based on the decisions they make.

This means the organization runs projects more efficiently, which has a positive effect on the bottom line.

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Two ways marketing agency resource management software can help creatives

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In design studios, advertising firms and marketing agencies, resource portfolio management (RPM) is an important way to keep projects on track. Where marketing agencies are eager to use the latest software for design, website build, animation, etc., they often still rely on less sophisticated tools like Excel spreadsheets for managing and scheduling their resources.

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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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