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What is Resource Management?

In today’s world the term resource management can cover the management of a wide variety of resources, ranging from physical resources such as gold and oil, and increasingly rare metals required for batteries and mobile phones, through computing capacity to human resources. The resources that this post refers to are human and specifically the management of those that work across a portfolio of projects and/or services.

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Project resource management

Managing multiple projects with a limited pool of resources can be quite a challenge. No sooner do you have the demand nicely balanced with your skills capacity when a change occurs, causing resource bottlenecks or unacceptable levels of spare capacity. Effective project resource management can be an exciting ride!

The challenge is to continuously optimise the utilisation of project staff,

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IT resource management

The challenges faced in managing a portfolio of IT projects with a limited pool of resources are wide ranging and can vary considerably. They can be difficult to classify, but one way is to distinguish between internal and external projects. The challenge facing the management of external ones is generally greater,

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Resource allocation methods in project management

To effectively managing resources across multiple projects, two key processes need to be in place. The first is demand and capacity management. This ensures that sufficient resources with the right skills and experience will be available so that each and every project commitment can be met. Resource allocation methods in project management,

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Capacity management best practice

Managing resources across multiple projects can be a rollercoaster ride. The challenge is to keep your resource capacity closely matching the skills demanded by your projects. Striking the right balance is difficult. Whilst there must be sufficient skills available to ensure that each project commitment will be met, having spare bodies hanging around ’just in case’ will reduce utilisation levels and erode operational profits.

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Implementing a global resource management system

Whilst implementing a resource management system for a team or small department is quite straightforward, the complexities and challenges rise exponentially when implementing a global resource management system. This post looks as these challenges and draws on Innate’s 25 years of experience to explain how they can be met.

The starting point for implementing a global resource management is usually a mix of regional based systems,

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Why the integrity of your resource management data is so important

Resource management tools justify their investment by helping organisations to optimise the utilisation of their project-based staff. This is no simple matter. A balance needs to be struck between having sufficient skills available so that each project commitment will be met, whilst ensuring that spare resources are not left hanging around ‘just in case’. 

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Resource allocation methods in project management

Resource allocation methods in project management are used to identify staff that are suitable for working on individual project tasks. It is part of the resource management process for managing the workload across multiple project and services, which starts with project demand management before allocating individual resources.

Project demand management

The purpose of project demand management is to ensure that sufficient numbers of appropriately skilled resources are available,

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Rolling out resource management software to your global operations

Innate is part way through a major roll out project within a large multinational construction, property and infrastructure company. Following the success of Innate’s resource management software within their UK division, it was decided in 2019 to roll it out globally to their operations across 4 continents.

The UK has been using the resource management software for a couple of years,

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The benefits of resource management software and how to realise them.

Contents

1   What is resource management software?

  • What management information is produced?

2   Why is resource management so important?

  • What are its financial benefits?

3   Who uses resource management software?

4   What needs to be in place for success?

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