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Clouds

Are the most effective resource management strategies in the cloud or on-premises?

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Talking about the cloud is unavoidable when we discuss technology and effective resource management strategies. It is an evolution in computing that is transforming how we work, rest and play. And it’s no surprise that most of the major tech vendors are now building their applications and solutions specifically for the cloud and their cloud customers.

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Planning

Maximize your resource planning capabilities

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Effective resource planning can have a huge impact on the outcome of a project. Take construction projects in the Houston/Fort Bend County metropolitan area, for example. While the number of construction workers in the area has risen by 14% in the past five years, many constructions sites remain understaffed. Why is this? Put simply, there is a lack of skilled resources who have the qualifications to do certain tasks on these projects.

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Integrated

Integrated Resource Management: the list goes on

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Both Microsoft Excel and Project Online offer project managers a powerful way of running their projects. However, as integrated resource management solutions, they don’t offer the same power as a dedicated resource management tool. We’ve spoken before about some of the restrictions users will come across when using Excel or Project Online when it comes to integrated resource management. Lots of time, effort and preparation is required if you want to turn raw figures into resource management data in Excel or Project Online.

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Building

Creating a resource utilization report: Excel vs. Tempus Resource

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The ability to create a resource utilization report, where you can view how your employees are being deployed across projects, offers huge benefits to your business. Once you have introduced a monthly resource utilization report, you are much better prepared for planning your long-term budget and can decide with greater confidence on what projects your organization can do. Long term, this will support your growth as an organization, while saving you money. You’ll know when you can hire more resources, what skills you’ll need and accurately predict the costs involved.

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ProSymmetry and Siemens Healthineers: Resource Management systems at full health

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For you to be successful in resource management, you need a clear and comprehensive view of all your resources. In healthcare, that equates to your human resources (clinical and non-clinical staff and their individual skillsets), budget elements like staff training, building and equipment investments, maintenance, labor costs… the list goes on. Acknowledging all these resources is one thing; balancing them is another. Healthcare organizations aim to deliver medical and patient care of the highest quality and in the most affordable manner. To do so, overall and project-specific resources need to be managed in unison, which can become quite the challenge.
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How can you ensure effective resource management?

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Project management (in the modern sense) has now been established for around 65 years, but it’s not difficult to argue that the concept of project management has been around since the beginning of history. As you would expect, it has gone through many changes in that time; however, it’s remained prominent due to the substantial, explicit values that many in the industry can relate to. Read More

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