Category Archives: Resource management

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

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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

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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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