Personnel resourcing is an important part of project management, and its importance is even more pronounced in these financially challenging times. As competition gets tougher and the market shrinks, maintaining your company’s position is vital. Read more about the topic...
Outdated Excel spreadsheets hidden in the cloud, overworked employees and overdue projects. Doesn’t sound very tempting, does it? At worst, resourcing is fragmented, time-consuming and boring – even if it doesn’t have to be. When it comes to billable project work and its resourcing, up-to-date information is vital, and it needs to be easy to find, up to date and transparent.
Many people who work in projects might feel that there is too much work to do, and that the workload is uneven. Managers might not find available experts for the projects. Schedules for ongoing projects are delayed and scheduling for the new projects gets more complicated. Atmosphere inside the organization might get tense. Employees are overloaded with work; they get exhausted and might even end up on sick leave. With effective resourcing these problems can be actively avoided. In this way, employees are feeling better – at every level of the company.
Resourcing information naturally changes and evolves all the time. For this reason, there must be ground rules in place for how information is updated in existing systems. Otherwise, the business will become unmanageable and end up in a situation where the project business cannot be managed in an orderly way.
Different companies have a wide range of expertise, some of which is visible every day. However, some of the expertise may be hidden from project leaders, HR, and upper management. There might be a constant need for a certain type of expertise, while some expertise may even be wasted if suitable projects are not available. So, how do you get the hang of the skills of the employees?
Analysing the resourcing situation plays an important role, and it includes examining how many people are reserved for upcoming projects, how profitable the projects are, and whether the company has a skills deficit. By identifying potential problems, it is possible to react in good time, making it more likely for projects to succeed.
Tracking employees’ working hours is the key to knowing how time is spent – both on an individual level and in the business overall. It is vital for a productive, healthy business.
Resourcing meetings are an essential part of the resource planning process. It is a place where joint agreements are made on all matters concerning resourcing. Those meetings should involve looking back, assessing the current situation, and – importantly – focusing on the future.
Resourcing is a two-way message within the organization. It indicates to each employee what they need to do and the organization's management knows the overall resourcing situation. Resourcing should begin with a definition of the resourcing process to which everyone commits.
In many companies, resource planning might seem a bit dull and compulsory. But if the tools are up to date, resourcing might even become quite easy and fun to do. Read the blog and find out what are the most common pitfalls of resource planning.
Certain issues come up in our customers’ inquiries from month to month. Now, I will go through the most typical resourcing problems – and explain how Silverbucket responds to them.
Resourcing is one of the cornerstones of project business – in fact, it’s the key to everything. Read the article and find out what is effective resourcing.
Resourcing may puzzle many companies, even in everyday life. Where to find just the right expertise for a particular project at the right time? The importance of resource management grows when we find ourselves in exceptional circumstances, whether in one workplace or more widely in the society.
Generally, the management believes that their resourcing problems are unique. However, we have been professionals in resourcing for years and we are quite skilled in finding a target model for resourcing together with the customer.
This blog will introduce four different ways one can increase the flow of information through resource management between several different locations.
Join our Webinar to listen as Reija Tulasalo talks about how to combine competency management with resourcing planning.
In enterprise size organisations resource planning is a bit different than in smaller organisations. Read a summary of our resourcing guide for enterprise size organisations.
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Silverbucket allows you to make two types of allocations: confirmed and tentative. Tentative - soft booking - allocations are a nice addition. Read how they can help you plan more efficiently.
How should you manage the resourcing process for a larger enterprise?
We claim that it is possible to raise the invoicing rate with a functional resourcing process. Maybe even double it! In this article, we will introduce the arguments behind the statement.
How to success with different types of projects? Are the bottlenecks different between development and delivery projects?
Is Excel really a good choice for resource planning? Read our thoughts how Silverbucket will make your project resource planning more robust.
We often hear that project organisations resource their personnel with Excel. In most cases the reason for this practice is the frustration on existing system’s clumsy resourcing functionalities. Usually resourcing isn’t one the base functionalities in large scale ERP systems.
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