How to Prevent IT Project Failure (1 of 3)
BY Curt Finch
1: Managing resources
IT project teams are made up of knowledge workers categorized by skill types or job functions, and finding the right person to assign to a project or task can often present challenges. Typically, quality staff is scarce and therefore heavily sought by competing projects. Project managers often don't know when IT workers will be taking vacation or spending time on non-project work, making it nearly impossible to schedule projects effectively.
In this case, they need real-time access to team member schedules, tasks and available time. The system must also be web-based, since the team is probably not all in one workspace 24 hours a day. This is why spreadsheets don't work very well. Not only are they unable to be audited, but they don't allow for global access from various participants.
CURT FINCH has more than two decades of software development and distributed workforce management experience. In 1997, Curt created the world's first internet-based timesheet application and the foundation for the current Journyx product offering. Curt has a B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. His book, All Your Money, is available on Amazon. @curtfinch