Author: Aakash Gupta

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Case Study: How to Run 10% More Projects with 10% Less Staff

September 23, 2016 BY Aakash Gupta

Established in Denmark in 2008, Global Wind Service (GWS) installs and maintains onshore and offshore wind turbines for customers in over 30 countries. The company has grown quickly in eight years, thanks to the many public and private organisations that continue to look for environmentally friendly methods to generate energy. Among the teams that have…

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Why you should never underestimate the role of resourcing for your project success

August 23, 2016 BY Aakash Gupta

You were all set to go. The scope had been clearly defined, documented and agreed upon, and the team was comfortable with the budget. Everyone was on board and excited about getting cracking on your project. But as the weeks roll on, things are beginning to fall apart. Everything is taking longer than expected, the…

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Sure-Shot Ways to Unleash your Productivity at Work

May 3, 2016 BY Aakash Gupta

Productivity is vital to your success at work. It’s less about managing your time and more about managing your energy. These days, the key to success is not hard work but smart work. A smart worker provides quality work within the set deadline despite putting in less energy and time. Here is a list of…

Productivity Resource Management Strategy
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China’s Slowdown – Gear Up Your Workforce to Beat Market Volatility

March 14, 2016 BY Aakash Gupta

Thanks to the far reach of globalization and virtualization, nearly all modern businesses are linked directly or indirectly with global market dynamics. This is true not only for global firms but also for locally-run companies. And never has this been clearer than with the current ripple effects of the recent slowdown in China, a country…

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5 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Departments

March 9, 2016 BY Aakash Gupta

When an organisation wins a project you often need several people from different parts of the business to help get the job done. Sounds simple enough, right? Unfortunately we can often be our own worst enemy with different departments often struggling to cooperate with each other leading to project delays, budget blowouts and a destructive…

HR Management Strategy
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The High Costs of Failing to Forecast Resource Demand

January 23, 2016 BY Aakash Gupta

In the current volatile economic environment, businesses are operating under increasingly rapidly-changing dynamics with priorities for projects shifting on a whim. Such scenarios force management to juggle already-overloaded employees on a weekly or sometimes daily basis. To complicate matters even further, management also needs to additionally consider its resourcing for upcoming, unconfirmed projects within the…

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Case Study: Outotec

December 21, 2015 BY Aakash Gupta

Consider a day in the office for a resource scheduler, having over 200 resources with different skills, expertise, qualifications and availabilities and the mandate to schedule them across over 15 locations. The task may appear monstrous and the pain of doing this through spreadsheets (bulky and spanning through multiple frames) can give goose bumps to…

Case Studies Resource Management Spreadsheets
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