Posts in Resource Scheduling Category

5 Ways top project managers allocate their resources

By - 11 Dec 2014

It’s 4 p.m., and your project suddenly needs both a design change and front-end implementation within 3 hours for a very persistent client. You check to see who’s available. Well, you have one UX designer in the wings, but not a single developer to implement the changes. You even have teams in multiple time zones—aRead more …

New reports! Say hello to customization and file downloads

By - 22 Oct 2014

Need to run a utilization report on just one department? Or on one location? Well, we have just added powerful filters to the reports that help you focus on specific groups of resources. Just like in the bookings section, the filters are automatically created from any custom fields you have in your settings. In our account, forRead more …

Powerful new filters have arrived!

By - 25 Nov 2013

Lots of you have been telling us that you regularly need to focus on specific projects. So, we’ve completely re-engineered the filters in the bookings section to allow you to do that. Now you can simply select a project and it will automatically filter the list to resources for that project. You can do the same thingRead more …

Resource Management Solutions : 9 Women can’t make a baby in a month

By - 07 Oct 2013

I’ll admit that I stole this title from an excellent article on TechCrunch by Mark Suster. The article explains why over-capitalizing companies too early is a bad idea. But the title got me thinking that it’s actually a good metaphor for explaining why throwing additional resources at a project doesn’t always mean you get things  doneRead more …

Drag ’til you drop!

By - 04 Sep 2013

We’re so excited by this release that we’ve lost our normal Zen-like composure. You were all crying out for drag and drop. Well now you’ve got it – every which way :) You can now drag and drop bookings around the screen to your heart’s content. Drag them sideways or between resources. If you’re anythingRead more …

Zoom Zoom Zoom! See more of your bookings at twice the speed

By - 09 Jun 2013

The most requested feature recently has been the ability to see more bookings on the calendar. So, we’re excited to announce a massive upgrade to the bookings section which means you can now zoom out for a bigger picture overview. Just use the magnifying glass icons at the top to zoom in and out. ThisRead more …

Scheduling your team just got faster!

By - 09 Jun 2013

You asked us to speed up the bookings section, so that’s exactly what we’ve done. The Resource Guru calendar can get pretty big once you have lots of resources and bookings. This means there can be quite a lot of data to chuck around. So, improving performance was no simple task – we had toRead more …

Shiny new public API

By - 09 Jun 2013

We’re really excited to announce that we have just launched our public API. It’s a REST-style API that uses serialized JSON and OAuth 2 authentication. If you’ve been itching to build an integration with Resource Guru then head on over to our Developer Center for the full lowdown. We have a little surprise in storeRead more …

Adding non-bookable resources

By - 01 Feb 2013

Often companies have people who make bookings but don’t ever get booked themselves eg project mangers, account handlers or other non-bookable resources. When this is the case, you don’t want to have these people cluttering up the bookings screen. We’ve introduced a very simple way to achieve this. Click on ‘Resources’. Click on the resourceRead more …