Posts in Resource Scheduling Category

5 tips for resource forecasting in project management

By - 13 May 2019

Resource forecasting in project management is much like a super-effective crystal ball. While it may not tell you when you should buy a lottery ticket, it can save you a lot of stress by estimating the project workload, the resources you need, and the best way to utilize them. Forecasting before a project kicks offRead more …

How to work maternity leave into your long-term projects

By - 15 Apr 2019

Project management is largely about time management. As a project manager, you’re an expert at systematizing time. You have the ability to assess the scope, set milestones, plan the timeline, assign the deliverables, and delegate your company’s people with resource and project management tools. But project managers aren’t in control of everything; there are alwaysRead more …

How much does resource management software cost?

By - 26 Mar 2019

I hate shopping. When it’s time to add to my wardrobe, I know I have a list of decisions to make, like which stores have clothes that work for my size, my style, or my taste? Hunting through several stores for just the right options may be some shopaholics’ idea of a great afternoon, butRead more …

6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

By Rachel Burger - 04 Mar 2019

Resource capacity planning is the umbrella of methods business leaders use to quantify their team’s bandwidth for projects. It’s a simple idea that comes with a labyrinth of execution problems, even with a top resource management software option. For example, take 100 consultants who can dedicate a quarter of their available time to a newRead more …

How to find the best resource planning tool

By - 27 Aug 2017

I am sure you know the feeling – you’re working on an important client project and you need another team member to add the finishing touches before the deadline. You send them an email with the document attached only to see that dreaded auto response in your inbox: “I’m currently away on vacation with noRead more …

The ultimate guide to resource management

By - 19 May 2017

Imagine you could peel back the roof from two fictional businesses to gain a bird’s-eye view of how they manage their projects. In the first business we see people sitting at their desks watching Youtube videos while they wait for work to be assigned; those that are needed are working on projects that are notRead more …

Work isn’t always billable

By - 28 Feb 2017

Now you can see when your time is money. Need to schedule some time for work on your company website? Oh, but hang on, internal jobs mess with your reports. Not any more! You can now specify whether bookings you add to Resource Guru are billable or not and get a breakdown in reports. All youRead more …

Improved order for time-specific bookings

By - 23 Jan 2016

While we’re working on bigger features, we’re always looking for little ways to improve Resource Guru. Thanks to some customer feedback, we’ve just tweaked the order of time-specific bookings in the Schedule. All single day bookings are now listed in chronological order – the way they should be :) The only exception to this isRead more …