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24 04, 2023

Resource Capacity Planning and Forecasting with Microsoft Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

By |2023-05-03T16:44:00-04:00April 24th, 2023|PPM|

Effective resource capacity management strategies enable large enterprises to complete even complex projects on time and in line with budget constraints. Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done: In fact, around half of work projects budgeted at one million-plus fail, and roughly 80% of project managers report uncertainty regarding how their assigned projects advance [...]

12 04, 2023

Five Tips for Overcoming Resource Management Challenges

By |2023-05-03T16:44:57-04:00April 12th, 2023|Resource Management|

Effective resource management is an essential aspect of any professional project or organization, but adequately resolving the inevitable challenges of allocating, planning, and optimizing resources can be daunting, especially in a dynamic and rapidly changing business environment. The rest of this article will explore some of the most common resource management challenges and how to [...]

1 06, 2022

Five Ways Microsoft Teams Can Solve Your Project Management Problems

By |2022-06-01T12:44:56-04:00June 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

In a previous blog post, we explained why Microsoft Teams is the perfect place to start building your project management capabilities. To recap: most organizations are already using it on a daily basis. It is centered on collaboration while offering integration with hundreds of applications that can add advanced functionality to your Teams setup. [...]

19 05, 2022

Why Microsoft Teams is the Answer to Today’s Work Management Gap

By |2022-05-23T15:42:49-04:00May 19th, 2022|Microsoft Project Professional, Microsoft Project Tips|

Amidst the rising complexity of the modern workplace, today’s organizations are suffering from a work management gap. Despite a shift towards remote collaboration and increased reliance on digital tools, 51% of employees across large enterprises report that they do not use any work management software, even though they’d like to. In the absence [...]

20 03, 2018

The Constant PMO Struggle: Resource Management

By |2018-06-06T11:18:53-04:00March 20th, 2018|PMO Best Practices, PPM Resource Managers, Resource Management|

For those who work within a Project Management Office (PMO), resource management is a constant struggle. Deadlines often pass without deliverables because teams lack who and what they need – when they need it. It may feel like there are too many projects and not enough people, but in reality, the problem may simply stem [...]

27 12, 2016

The Root Causes of PMO Metrics Failures

By |2018-06-06T11:19:05-04:00December 27th, 2016|PM Tools, PMO Metrics, Project Metrics|

When trying to measure the efficiency and success of your project, each step of the Performance Measurement Process lifecycle presents challenges. Strategic metrics from the beginning of the lifecycle are often hard to measure, while more tactical metrics at the end of it are either not trusted or misapplied. It’s important to understand the reason [...]

9 11, 2015

How Companies Can Improve Resource Management on Projects: A Three-Spoke Approach

By |2018-06-06T11:19:13-04:00November 9th, 2015|Microsoft Project Server, PM Solutions, Project Managers|

Almost all of the PMOs we meet with struggle to effectively manage resources, not just at the project level but at the portfolio level. In order to more effectively manage resources (people), organizations need to look at their resource requirements first strategically, then tactically, and finally operationally – in that order. In this blog, I’ll [...]

5 08, 2015

Am I Choosing the Correct Project Leader for My Project?

By |2018-06-06T11:19:14-04:00August 5th, 2015|Project Managers|

I am often asked by our clients, typically leaders in the Project Management Office (PMO), “How do I know if I have the right project managers to lead large-scale, organization-wide projects? I tell them it comes down to six main abilities: Ability to handle pressure Strong communications skills Discipline Foresight in seeing challenges coming Experience [...]

22 07, 2015

What Skills Do I Need to Become a Better PMO?

By |2018-06-06T11:19:14-04:00July 22nd, 2015|Project Managers|

When I think about the top project managers I’ve worked with, I reflect back on the role the Project Management Office (PMO) can have on their career development. There are four things the PMO can do to help its project managers get stronger. They are: Demonstrate leadership throughout the organization Offer them multiple and varied [...]

8 07, 2015

Develop Data-Driven Project Management Reports to Make Better Business Decisions

By |2018-06-06T11:19:14-04:00July 8th, 2015|PPM, Project Reporting|

Project managers need data-driven reports from their PPM solution to help them make better business decisions. I hear that in almost every conversation I have with PMOs. If the PPM solution cannot present the right data to produce the right reports, its value is significantly limited. Part of the challenge is that you will have [...]

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