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June 9, 2011 4:37 AM Subscribe
Suggestions for managing resources and schedules at a growing consulting firm?
posted by ciocarlia to Work & Money (3 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I manage a small (11 person) consulting firm that's doubled in size over the last few months. The resource management tools that have worked well for several years (i.e., Basecamp and a whiteboard-based calendar) are starting to become ineffective for managing simultaneous 20-40 projects. Specifically, it's becoming difficult to get a "big picture" sense of the accumulating commitments and to determine what resources are available and not overworked.
We've considered MS Project and various other project management tools, but haven't found one that's sufficiently intuitive, efficient, and flexible for managing many, frequently-changing projects.
Have you found any tools, software or other types, that have worked for you?