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The Holy Grail Of Resource Management : Demand Forecasting

February 25, 2017 BY Nityashree Yadunath

Here’s an exclusive excerpt from the newly released eBook by Saviom – ‘The Holy Grail of Resource Management: Demand Forecasting and Capacity Planning’. You can download it here for free. Research sponsored by the Project Management Institute (PMI) shows that talent deficiencies significantly hamper 40% of strategy implementation efforts. So, hiring, developing, and retaining the…

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Easy Steps To Efficient Resource Requesting

February 16, 2017 BY Jack Leslie

The PMO and its methodologies have evolved to encompass a large scheme of processes. Yet, resource requesting process largely remains unstructured. We are all familiar with the endless loop that the staff request process creates. When a requirement arises, the manager in charge gets in touch with the resource manager. The resource manager in turn…

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AEC Industry: Resource Capacity Planning Made Easy

January 27, 2017 BY Emma Kurt

Resource capacity planning is the art of successfully juggling with resource demand and capacity planning. Much to the peril of most managers, it is easier said than done, given the fact that demand shifts are dynamic and data on supply can hardly catch up even when demand positions are quite clear. Within the engineering space,…

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China Slowdown: Beat Market Volatility With Your Workforce

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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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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Why Shouldn’t You Use Excel For Planning Resources?

October 9, 2015 BY Aakash Gupta

Running a company comes down to managing people properly more than anything else. So why do so many firms rely on primitive Excel spreadsheet software to manage highly-important and repetitive resource scheduling? Sure, it seems like an easy way to get up and running but the cumbersome nature of spreadsheet software combined with a lack…

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