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Jul 18, 2024
Future of Work

Contingent Workforce Management Best Practices: 15+ Tips for Success

Are you hiring temporary workers to plug talent gaps and access expertise? Let's dive into the dos and don'ts of contingent workforce management.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jul 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Getting Work Allocation Right: The Beginner's Guide

Solving the challenges of work allocation puts you on the path to smooth project progress, happy teams, and high-quality deliverables.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
Jul 16, 2024
Project & Resource Management

The (Better) Guide to Resource Utilization for Service Businesses

Learn why resource utilization is an important business metric and follow five easy steps to analyze and optimize your team's billable utilization.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Jul 16, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What is Capacity Management & How to Do it

Capacity management is a delicate balancing act that has a very real impact on a businesses bottom line. Learn how to do it right in our ultimate guide.

Steven Male
Steven Male
Jul 16, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Build & Read a Utilization Report

Need to create a utilization report, but don't know where to start? Learn how to build utilization reports and group charts in our guide.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Jul 16, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Build & Read a Capacity Report

Want to understand capacity in your project-based business? Tasked with creating a capacity report but not sure how? Here’s what you need to know.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jul 15, 2024
Project & Resource Management

A Guide to Long-Term Resource Planning: Why, When & How

Slow and steady wins the race! Long-term resource planning is the key to a stable business that stands the test of time.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
Jul 15, 2024
Project & Resource Management

6 Reasons Why Organizations Are Prioritizing Resource Management

Savvy organizations are prioritizing resource management - and reaping the benefits.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Jul 15, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What is a Cost Benefit Analysis? (Explained in Plain English)

Forget the jargon - you’ll find everything you need to know about cost-benefit analysis here. Written for real people, not corporate robots! 🤖

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jul 10, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Right Person, Right Project, Right Time: The Importance of Resource Allocation

If you want to enjoy successful, profitable projects (and who doesn't?), you can't ignore the importance of resource allocation.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Jul 8, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Resource Utilization Plan in 3 Easy Steps

Navigate the path to project success and business sustainability with a resource utilization plan - here's how.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
Jul 5, 2024
Project & Resource Management

A Guide to the Contingent Workforce: Navigating the New Normal

Organizations are increasingly turning to contractors to staff their projects. So, if the contingent workforce is the new normal, what do we need to know?

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Jul 5, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What is a Workforce Strategy & Why Your Organization Needs One

A comprehensive workforce strategy means that you'll always have the right mix of skills and experience available to staff your projects.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Jul 4, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What an Effective Resource Management Process Looks Like (A Complete Rundown)

How do you move from okay, to good, to great? Let's dive into what it takes to design and implement an effective resource management process.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Jul 2, 2024
Future of Work

Is an External Workforce the Future of Work?

More businesses than ever are turning to the external workforce as a flexible staffing solution, and it's revolutionizing the way they manage their projects.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Jun 27, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Workload Management: A Survival Guide

So much to do and so little time? Discover how to improve workload management practices in our recent guide.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jun 27, 2024
Teamwork

Unlocking Employee Engagement: How to Build a Thriving Workplace

How well do you understand employee engagement? Let's take a closer look at this complex topic - and how we can boost engagement.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
Jun 27, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What is Staff Allocation? (A Primer with Examples)

Sound staff allocation decisions are an essential step towards project success - it's all about getting the right people, in the right place, at the right time!

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Jun 25, 2024
Teamwork

11 Essential Leadership Skills & How to Develop Them

We've all worked with leaders who are good at what they do. But what leadership skills make the truly exceptional leaders stand out even among the best?

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Jun 25, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Improve Team Efficiency for a Happier, More Productive Workplace

A happy, cohesive team is bigger than the sum of its parts. That's why improving team efficiency is worth the time and effort.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Jun 24, 2024
Project & Resource Management

7 Best Resource Utilization Tools Reviewed

Sometimes, being spoilt for choice isn't actually beneficial! So, we're helping you navigate through the best resource utilization tools to make an informed decision.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Jun 20, 2024
Project & Resource Management

The Difference Between Billable & Non-Billable Work

It's important to understand billable vs non-billable work, because time that's not billed is time for which the company does not receive revenue.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Jun 20, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What is a Resource Manager? Roles, Responsibilities & How to Succeed

Effective resource management really can make or break a project-based business. That's why hiring a resource manager can be truly transformational. But what is a resource manager, and what can they bring to an organization?

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
Jun 19, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Manage Change When Introducing a New Resource Management Tool

Eager to reap the benefits of optimized resource management? You'll want to understand how to manage change when introducing your RM tool of choice.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Jun 18, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What is Capacity Utilization: Understanding Your Company's Potential

Sustainable profitability, unlocked. Understand how time and effort is being spent in your organization by measuring and managing capacity utilization.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Jun 18, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Achieving Better Profitability with Cost Control

Cost control is the hidden hero of business profitability, boosting growth, stability, and competitiveness. Here’s how to spend smart in your business.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Unboxing the 9 Best Capacity Planning Tools (Free & Paid)

What are the top capacity planning tools for 2023/4? How can they improve productivity and performance? And what are the must-have features?

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

11 Workforce Planning Tools of the Highest Caliber

There is an abundance of workforce planning tools out there, but which one is the most suitable for your industry? Discover in our roundup.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

7 Best-in-Class Resource Allocation Tools

Discover the benefits of resource allocation software, must-have features, how to pick the right tool for you - plus our top picks.

Shannon Toe
Shannon Toe
Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

5 Resource Tracking Tools You Can Try for Free

Don't be overwhelmed by the world of resource tracking software. Our guide will start you off in the right direction - and show you a few you can try right now, for free.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

The Problem with 100% Capacity Utilization Rate

100% capacity utilization is ideal for businesses that want high burnout, involuntary turnover, and scathing Glassdoor reviews. Everyone else, read on.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

The Four Currencies of Resource Management

As organizations are trying to realize their teams' full capacity, they need to pay attention to four things.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Jun 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Resource Management ROI: Why it's Worth the Investment

You might be surprised at the impact a few optimizations can deliver. Whatever the size of your business, the ROI of resource management can be transformational.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jun 13, 2024
Teamwork

Understand & Improve Team Workload Management

Keeping team workloads balanced can feel a bit like herding cats. Luckily, there are tricks and tools you can use to improve team workload management.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Jun 12, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What Are the Best Workload Management Tools in 2024?

Looking for workload management tools that could do wonders for your team's productivity? Check our ultimate list.

Steven Male
Steven Male
Jun 12, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Resource Plan for a Project in 5 Steps

If you want your projects to be successful, you need to get the right people lined up for the work. Make this possible by creating a resource plan: here's how.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Jun 10, 2024
Project & Resource Management

All About Financial Management of Projects

Start mastering project financial management today to avoid any budget overruns tomorrow.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Jun 10, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Understaffing - How to Deal With Too Much Work, Not Enough Staff

Work pressure high, staff thin? Your business might be understaffed. Here's how to deal with understaffing before it takes its toll on your operations.

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Jun 10, 2024
Project & Resource Management

The 5 Essential Stages of the Resource Planning Process

All organizations have resources to manage; doing it well can be make-or-break. Let's walk through the stages of resource planning, to see where we can improve.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Jun 7, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Employee Realization Reporting Explained for Beginners

Employee realization reporting will tell you how well you’re converting allocated hours into bankable bucks. But how do you do it?

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Jun 7, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Improve the Success Rate of IT Projects

IT projects are famously difficult to steer towards success, but have no fear: let's examine how to improve the success rate of your IT projects with our guide.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Jun 6, 2024
Project & Resource Management

The Beginner's Guide to Resource Scheduling

Want to bring the best out of your projects’ resources? Start improving your resource scheduling practices.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Jun 6, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Skills Taxonomy: A Skills-Based Approach to Maximizing Talent

Understand the skills your organization needs to reach its full potential. A skills taxonomy will help you make sure you're always hiring for the right skills.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Jun 6, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What Can You Do to Elevate Employee Experience?

Want to make sure that your employee experience stands out for all the right reasons? Let's explore how you can create a stellar employee experience.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
Jun 5, 2024
Project & Resource Management

12 Reasons Why Change Management Is Important

If you want to bring meaningful change to complex organizations, you need to understand why change management is so important (spoiler: it's your biggest ally).

Nicole Tiefensee
Nicole Tiefensee
Jun 4, 2024
Project & Resource Management

30-60-90: Fast-track to Success in Your First 90 Days as a Resource Manager

Everything you should do in your first three months as a newly appointed Resource Manager – goals and actions for immediate impact.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 30, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Build a Resource Management Function: A Comprehensive Guide

Here's how to set up a Resource Management Function – including building the business case, securing buy-in, establishing governance, embedding best practices.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 28, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Human Resource Planning Done Right: A Step-by-Step Guide

Human resource planning connects your people to business goals. We've outlined the reasons why it's so important to nail it in a service delivery business.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
May 28, 2024
Project & Resource Management

13 Ways to Improve Cost Efficiency in Your Project Business

Cost efficiency is a fundamental part of any project business. You have to control project costs, spend less money than you make, and still delight your clients. Here are 13 ways project businesses can improve cost efficiency - for sustainable profit and growth.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 28, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Improve Operational Efficiency: The Ultimate Guide for 2024

Operational efficiency reduces costs and increases profit margins. But it’s about more than just the money. Discover how to improve your operational efficiency for greater productivity, profitability, agility, sustainability, and satisfaction in your service-based business.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 28, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Mastering Workload Analysis: 5 Tips to Get Started

Workload analysis can save you from a delivery risk. Here's how to do it properly using workload management software.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
May 28, 2024
Future of Work

What Causes Poor Work Life Balance?

Understanding what causes poor work life balance is the first step to making the changes that you (and your team) need. You can win the balance back!

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
May 28, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Strategic Capacity Planning - And How to Improve It

It’s all about supply and demand. Match your resources to your future needs to see your business grow.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 28, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Do Resource Capacity Planning (Theory & Practice)

How to do resource capacity planning in your project-based business - for higher productivity, lower costs, and happier clients.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 28, 2024
Teamwork

Why You Need to Add Job Shadowing to Your Staff Management Toolkit

From upskilling, to relationship building, to leveling up your understanding of the technical work that goes on in your company, job shadowing is a great tool.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
May 27, 2024
Teamwork

Efficiency vs. Effectiveness: Which Should You Prioritize as a Manager?

Will you see better outcomes if you value efficiency over effectiveness? Let's explore the differences between these priorities and see how they impact results.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
May 23, 2024
Teamwork

How to Define Roles & Responsibilities in a Team

Defining roles and responsibilities is a vital step to successful project and resource management that will help you avoid confusion in the long run. Here's how to do it.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
May 23, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What's the Difference Between PPM & Resource Management?

A quick dip into similarities, differences, and strategic alignment between Project Portfolio Management and resource management.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 23, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Eat Your Elephant: How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure [with WBS templates]

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Learn how to break your projects down into more manageable mouthfuls with Work Breakdown Structures.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 23, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Nail a Resourcing Meeting

Put all your ducks in a row with a resourcing meeting. Align on the allocation of resources, address potential gaps, and set clear expectations.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 22, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Understanding Resource Management Models: A Beginner's Guide

Centralized, decentralized...or something halfway between the two? Discover which resource management model is the best fit for your business.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
May 22, 2024
Future of Work

I Listened to 30 Leadership Podcasts. Here Are My Favorites.

Listening to leadership podcasts can help us fit learning and development into our busy lives. These are our recommendations for the best podcasts out there!

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
May 21, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Bench Report in 3 Simple Steps

Achieve optimal resource utilization by creating a bench report. We'll show you how (spoiler alert: we've made it super easy!)

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
May 20, 2024
Book Club

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: Book Summary

If something feels a bit "off" with how your team works together, The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team is the book for you. Our summary will help you get to the bottom of those tricky interpersonal dynamics before they escalate.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
May 20, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Bringing the Human Story to Data in Resource Management

Resource managers deal with data every day. But how do expert RMs see data differently? Well, we asked them - and this is what they had to say.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
May 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Talent Discoverability in Resource Management

Make sure you find the top performers in your talent pool – for project and business success - by exploring talent discoverability in your organization.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
May 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Quality Data & Resource Management: A Match Made in Heaven

You can't do effective resource management based on vibes alone. High quality data unlocks the true potential of resource management: let us explain how.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Apr 30, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Time Management Statistics: Understand Where Your Workday Goes

Time always slipping through your fingers? We know that feeling. Get a better grasp of where it goes by checking out the latest time management statistics.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Apr 24, 2024
Future of Work

Why Employee Preferences Are Important for Business Success

Respecting employee preferences delivers competitive advantage - we'll explain how, and help you get started on this journey to a happier, more motivated team.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Apr 23, 2024
Project & Resource Management

29 Vital Business Objectives That Can Help You Measure Success (+ Examples)

Running a business is a marathon, not a sprint! Stay on course to achieve long-term success by tracking specific, measurable business objectives.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Apr 23, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Unlocking Change: 11 Steps to a Successful Change Management Process

Organizational change is hard, but it's not impossible. The key to change that sticks? A well-implemented, successful change management process.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Apr 22, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Connect the Dots with Project Master Schedules

Are project timings are a source of confusion and conflict for your team? Shine a light on the plans and demystify deadlines with a project master schedule.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Apr 22, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Capability Map in 7 Steps

Want to assess where your business is strong, and where you need to expand and invest? A capability map can give you the strategic overview you need.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
Apr 18, 2024
Project & Resource Management

What are Staffing Levels?

On a quest to get workloads in your organization "just right"? You'll need to think about staffing levels.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Apr 18, 2024
Teamwork

What is a Team Agreement + the 9 Steps to Create One

Don't skimp on setting standards and expectations. A solid team agreement can help people stick together even when the going gets tough.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Apr 17, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Runn vs Saviom: Which Should You Choose for Resource Management?

Looking for resource management software to make scheduling a cinch? Then Runn and Saviom might be on your shortlist. But which is the best?

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Apr 16, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Future-Proof Your Organization: A Deep Dive into Workforce Planning

People are the real unique strength of every organization - and that's why workforce planning has the potential to add so much value. Learn how in our guide.

Emily Weissang
Emily Weissang
Apr 15, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Workstream in Project Management: Explained in 10 Minutes

Workstreams make it easier to plan, monitor, and execute large projects. Here are examples and best practices you need to know. And why workstream visualization is the way to go.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Apr 11, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create an Effective Staffing Model (with Examples & Instructions)

What is a staff model? Why do you need one? And how do you create a staff model that works? Discover all in our beginners’ guide.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Apr 10, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Setting Yourself Up for Success as a Resource Manager (a 9-Point Checklist)

Starting off in resource management, or joining a new company in an RM role? Here's how you set yourself up for success as a resource manager from day one.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Apr 9, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Skills Matrix in 6 Steps

Help your employees shine! Use a skills matrix to understand where they are at their best, how they want to upskill, and where they are able to coach others.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Apr 8, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Why You Need Placeholders for Demand Planning

Plan projects – even when you don’t have the exact details – using placeholders. Discover how to use placeholders to plan demand, manage capacity, request resources, and more.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Apr 5, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Getting Resource Planning Right: A Holistic Guide

Learn to develop resource plans that help deliver projects on time and on budget, save your business money, and speak to your team's strengths.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Apr 5, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Resource Management Plan

Your step-by-step guide to creating a resource management plan - for project managers that love delivering on time and on budget.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Apr 4, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Resource Management: The Complete Guide

All businesses delivering services need to tap into resource management, and for good reason. To make more money than they spend, levelling up their resource management is crucial.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Apr 3, 2024
Teamwork

Collaboration Counts: Eye-Opening Teamwork Statistics for 2024

Relationships and collaboration are central to our work, but what does the research say about teamwork? Take a look at this roundup of teamwork statistics.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Apr 2, 2024
Project & Resource Management

9 Ways to Get Buy-in for New Resource Management Software

Trying to champion a new resource management tool in your business? Building buy-in is often the hardest step. Dive into our advice on how to make the process easier.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Mar 28, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Beyond Busyness: Why it's Time to Rethink Multitasking

Is multitasking a desirable skill, or a drain on your productivity? Let's dive into the research about multitasking - the results are sure to surprise you.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Mar 27, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Timeboxing: An Indispensable Tool to Tackle Your To-Do List

Need the motivation to tackle that long to-do list? Timeboxing can help you harness a sense of urgency and get things done, quickly and efficiently.

Mae Angeline
Mae Angeline
Mar 27, 2024
Project & Resource Management

A Kinder Way to Interpret Utilization Rates

Utilization can be easily misinterpreted by both resource managers and their teams. Here's a more human way to look at it.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Mar 27, 2024
Project & Resource Management

From Chaos to Clarity with Process Modeling

Put your processes under the spotlight with process modeling - a surefire way to spot optimization opportunities that would have remained hidden.

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Mar 26, 2024
Teamwork

How to Break the Habit of Micromanagement

Do you struggle to trust your team, find it difficult to delegate, and try to control every outcome? You might be in the habit of micromanaging your team.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Mar 21, 2024
Project & Resource Management

How to Create a Project Budget Without Opening Excel

How much will the project cost? How long will it take? When can we deliver? Learn how to build out a project budget and schedule so you can answer those questions with confidence.

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Mar 21, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Raising the Bar: A Guide to Resource Management Maturity

How mature are resource management processes in your organization? Where are you on the resource management maturity model? And how can you improve?

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Mar 21, 2024
Project & Resource Management

7 Conferences for Resource Managers to Attend in 2024

Resource management is relatively underserved, especially when it comes to conferences. But we've found a few events worth bookmarking for 2024!

Iryna Viter
Iryna Viter
Mar 21, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Breaking Down Roles & Responsibilities: A RACI Chart Primer

Looking for a clear, visual way to get project stakeholders on the same page with roles and responsibilities? A RACI chart might just be the tool you need.

Natalia Rossingol
Natalia Rossingol
Mar 20, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Demystifying Program Management: A Beginner's Guide

New to program management? Our plain English guide will get you up to speed quickly.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks
Mar 20, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Stakeholder Buy-In: How to Get Stakeholders on Your Side

Securing and maintaining stakeholder buy-in is vital for project success. Explore these strategies and win over even the most challenging stakeholders.

Hannah Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Mar 19, 2024
Project & Resource Management

Project Risk Management: A Guide to Mitigating Risks in 5 Steps

In an increasingly unpredictable global business environment, is your project risk management strategy up to scratch?

Masooma Memon
Masooma Memon
Mar 18, 2024
Project & Resource Management

10 Steps to an Effective Resourcing Strategy

A resourcing strategy equips your organization with the people and skills you need to succeed. Here’s how to write a resourcing strategy that secures the talent advantage for your project business.

Libby Marks
Libby Marks