Half of Managers Use Spreadsheets For Resource Management

by admin on January 22, 2009

A recent survey found that four out of five project managers see resource management as one of their most important tasks. Yet more than half rely on spreadsheets to perform this important process. Why, when there are software solutions available that will streamline the whole resource planning and resource forecasting process.

Let’s be clear what we mean by resource management:

  • A database of skills and capabilities in the organisation.
  • What capacity (or supply) of resources an organisation has.
  • Visibility of what demands are currently being made on resources.
  • Visibility of what demandsĀ are likely to be made on resources in the future.
  • Shortfalls or over supply of resources over time.
  • Understanding what allocations of resources are currently in place.

So as you can see, it is a pretty tricky picture to put together. And one that is difficult and error prone in a spreadsheet based solution. So why not use a tool designed specifically for the job. You can read the full article at Project Manager Today.

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