May 25, 2017

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About Alan Crean

Alan Crean is SME in Lead 2 Cash in Professional Services and SME in PPM & Resource Management within IT Shared Services Organizations. Subject Matter Expert in Professional Services Automation with a particular focus on supporting the Lead to Cash process for Technology based Professional Services and Consulting firms.

Healthier Project Resource Capacity Planning and Forecasting

Executing best practice principles is an often overlooked requirement to accurately forecast an organization’s resources on a continual basis. Whether it’s a Professional Services Firm using Professional Services Automation (PSA) or an internal IT group using a system for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) the same principles can be applied for successful Resource Capacity Planning Forecasting. When creating such a [...]

Finding the Real Problems before Jumping on the Training Bandwagon – Part 2

As discussed yesterday, in technology-based change many companies identify additional training as the answer to spur adoption but often miss the real underlying problem. In today’s blog we’ll discuss two potential root causes for lack of adoption as well as solutions. First—sponsorship. Is the functional executive regularly demonstrating support of the well-informed use of the [...]

To Train or Not to Train Is the Question – Part 1

“We need training!” These three words are likely stated in repeated glory as much as any often-used phrase in business cultures. I’ve heard it proclaimed from individuals including administrative assistants, functional subject matter experts, HR generalists, managers and executives—even training professionals! In fact, when I hear those words I’m reminded of one of my least-liked graduate [...]

Tips for Time Tracking–the Foundation of Effective Project Resource Management

By Alan Crean, SME in Lead 2 Cash in Professional Services, SME in PPM & Resource Mgt within IT Shared Services Organizations Many project managers find that, among their many other responsibilities, ensuring their team’s time sheets are properly filled out can be one of the most difficult to manage. However hard, ensuring these timesheets [...]