Mae Angeline

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How to Create a Resource Heatmap

A resource heatmap is often the quickest way to see who is available to work on a project. Create one today to optimize your resource planning process.

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Mae Angeline
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Project Assumptions: How to Stop Them from Tripping You Up

Do your project assumptions leave your project vulnerable to set-backs? Yes, they can do...if they aren't managed. Let's walk through how to do just that.

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Mae Angeline
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Cost Breakdown Structure: How to Create a CBS in 5 Easy Steps

Need a precise view of financials before your project kicks off? A cost breakdown structure (CBS) lets you see exactly what you're dealing with.

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Mae Angeline
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8 Typical Project Post-Mortem Mistakes & How You Can Avoid Them

Many people dread doing a project post-mortem. But done well, they are great tool for future improvement. Here's how to avoid the mistakes that could derail your project post-mortems.

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Mae Angeline
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The 5 Project Success Metrics that Matter

Quantitative metrics can help you get a clearer view of project health. So, let's take a look at the five key project success metrics that can help guide your plans.

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Mae Angeline
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We Analyzed 10 MS Project Alternatives; Here's What We Found Out

It might be the classic project management tool, but perhaps it's time to look for an MS Project alternative? After all, the software in this space has come a long way in recent years!

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Mae Angeline
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7 Steps to Effective Workload Planning

Is it possible to prioritize your team's wellbeing while also getting your projects done on time?...Yes! You just need to take workload planning seriously.

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Mae Angeline
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How to Handle Overstaffing (Before It's Too Late)

When you have too many people and not enough work coming in - you've got a case of overstaffing! Here's what to do if you suspect overstaffing might be causing your business problems.

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Mae Angeline
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What is a Bottleneck in Project Management?

Bottlenecks in project management are fairly common - but that doesn't mean they aren't disruptive. Our guide will help you spot project bottlenecks before they start to cost you.

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Mae Angeline
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How to Calculate Overtime (Easy Formula)

Understanding how to calculate overtime is key to paying people fairly, but it's also essential for keeping an eye on labor costs. Does your team always end up working overtime to get their project work finished? If "yes", you may have a problem...

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Mae Angeline
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Here's How to Get Workload Distribution Right in Your Team

If some of your team members have a never-ending to-do list, while others are feeling bored and unchallenged, you might have a problem with workload distribution.

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Mae Angeline
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Skills Management That Scales: All You Need to Know

A huge part of making sure that your service business succeeds today is skills management. But what is skills management and how can you map your employee's skills in a tangible way?

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Mae Angeline
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Why Do Projects Go Over Budget?

Project managers put a meticulous level of care into the financial side of project planning. But, if that's the case, why do projects go over budget? Well, in short, it's complicated!

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Mae Angeline
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Employee Overload: What Is It & How Can You Avoid It?

Without people, our projects would go nowhere. That's why it's so important to avoid employee overload, find the right balance, and deliver your projects sustainably.

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Mae Angeline
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How Capacity Building Can Shock-Proof Your Organization

If you want your organization to be shock-proof and resilient, you need to start capacity building. Our advice will set you off in the right direction.

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Mae Angeline
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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?

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Mae Angeline
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How to Calculate Billable Utilization (and Why You Should)

If you're in the world of professional services and you don't yet understand how billable utilization works, let's turn that around right now. You'll be glad that you did.

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Mae Angeline
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4 Common Human Resource Factors Affecting Project Management

Sometimes managing people is more difficult than managing projects. But taking into account human resource factors, you can succeed with both. Here are the most common ones.

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Mae Angeline
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