With a resource directory, sourcing tools and other elements that facilitate the project will take record short times. Projects; albeit good ones are time bound and to realize the often tight deadlines it is imperative to have a resource directory and reduce time taken to complete the project. In the same breath, time in project management is a function of the total project cost. When time taken in project is less; all factors held constant, there is bound to be a lower expenditure on the project. The net effect of this is a quicker payback time.
With the advent of distributed teams working in collaboration, distribution of resources has always been an issue and more importantly, sharing them. With a resource directory, it is very easy to take stock of the available resources and distribute it equitably among the teams such that the team that needs it the most gets it in time. This avoids time lags and delays which occur often as teams wait for the others to finish with a resource before they can go ahead. To enhance governance of the human resource which is the most important entity in the mix, a resource directory is vital to establish where to allocate tasks and when to do it. The system also allows the project manager to know when and which tasks have been finished.
Project planning can be a challenge especially when web resources are not utilized. These resources have a speedy and accurate data processing mechanism that can be relied upon to give real-time data for analysis and decision making. Preparation of items like the Work Breakdown Structure defines the tasks in a detailed manner, who is going to do them and the timelines within which they are to be completed. With a resource management directory, the project manager has a database of resources at his disposal and those they should get. This is exactly what a project management resource directory is capable of.
Project cost estimates can be given with much authority and accuracy if resources are pooled and managed centrally. This is also essential to organization of the teams in the competition to utilize resources. To achieve this a directory can be vital to project team members who instead of seeking permission and perhaps waiting for various authorizations to utilize a resource, they can get to the online resource directory and check the availability of the resource; if it is free they are given the mandate to use the resource
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