Category Archives: Resource management

remote project manager

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

Why projects fail

Overcome the fear of project failure: understanding why projects fail

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In 2013, it was revealed that 50% of businesses had experienced a project failure in the previous twelve months. In 2016, that number increased to 55%. Such alarming stats is enough to unnerve even the veteran project manager, let alone someone starting out on their project management career. So, what can be done to overcome the fear of project failure? The first and most important step is understanding why projects fail in the first place. Read More

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The key to dealing with employee burnout

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The negative effects of disengaged employees can have a knock-on effect on an entire organization. Disengaged employees can reportedly cost companies $3,400 per year per $10,000 in salary. This is made worse by the fact that just 15% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. To solve a problem like disengagement, we must find the root of the issue. Often, that means dealing with employee burnout. A national study found that more than half of U.S. employees feel overworked or overwhelmed at least some of the time, some nearing their ‘breaking point’. While we all go through some level of being stressed and busy at work, if this happens for prolonged periods of time, it can quickly sap the energy of employees, leaving them disengaged. Read More

Project management in the healthcare industry

How resource management can transform project management in the healthcare industry

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Today’s post will cover some of the productivity issues faced by the healthcare industry in terms of managing projects and resources. The healthcare industry is undergoing major digital transformation—new technology can help provide a better service to patients. But how project management in the healthcare industry can be improved is just as important because it enables employees across an organization to work to the best of their ability. Read More

How to improve employee productivity

The power of people: how to improve employee productivity with resource management

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“Our people are our most valuable asset” is the kind of thing you might read on a company’s ‘values page’ or its ‘careers page’. Many organisations may genuinely believe this statement rings true for them, but how many really do enough to make sure it’s actually the case? Do they always put their employees first and build a culture where everything is set up to help them succeed? It’s only through providing the conditions to make work easier that organizations can see how to improve employee productivity for themselves. Read More

how to improve project resource management

It’s time to find out how to improve project resource management

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Sometimes we can get caught up in the destination of a project and lose sight of how we’re going to get there… Planning, forecasting and project management involve lots of collaboration. It’s natural for teams to communicate, discuss, make decisions, plan activities, and alter deadlines. Normally two, three or even more departments are involved in the sharing process. You should always be thinking about how to improve project resource management. Read More

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How can you re-energize disengaged staff?

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It’s easy to realize why employee engagement is so important. Gallup, the research agency, has found that teams with high employee engagement rates are 21% more productive. According to their 2017 State of the American Workplace report, however, the majority of the workplace is not engaged. What’s more, disengaged staff had 37% higher absenteeism and made 60% more errors, costing organizations between $450 and $550 billion annually in losses to productivity. Read More

resource management for small business

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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