Category: Resource Management

An easy ten minute guide to resource management
Whether you’re new to project management or an old hand, resource management can be a time consuming and frustrating exercise. It’s important to remember that resource management is about more than people management. It also covers the equipment needed to do the work and any materials. One of the most common problems for project managers ... An easy ten minute guide to resource management
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How involved should you be as a project manager?
As a project manager, it is sometimes difficult to get the right balance between being over or under involved in a project, especially when you’re on a deadline and tasks just never seem to be completed. So how do you know if you’re taking on too much of the day-to-day work? Hopefully these five indicators ... An easy ten minute guide to resource management
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The reality and challenges of working with offshore teams
By Marina van Wyk Having recently gone through a round of interviews in search for my next contract, I noticed how often I was asked about my ability to work with offshore teams and stakeholders. Distributed project teams are becoming more common, as organisations look at cutting the cost of running their business. These days ... An easy ten minute guide to resource management
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Should you hire contractors on your project?
In a casual conversation in the office recently, someone asked: “Why are we hiring contractors? They come, learn all our systems and leave with our IP.” I couldn’t help agreeing – it does seem counterproductive. Organisations invest in the professional experience and knowledge of these “outsiders”, but when they need to expand on the systems ... An easy ten minute guide to resource management