Contracted Team Members

The business-to-business environment is changing, and those changes are permanent. Organizations are routinely outsourcing processes that are not part of their core business or core expertise. There are two reasons for choosing to use contract team members instead of the company's own employees Shortage of staff Shortage of skills Those shortages have made it possible for a whole new type of business to grow tech-temps is the name we associate with this new business opportunity. The day of the...

Resource Loading versus Activity Duration

The duration of an activity is influenced by the amount of resources scheduled to work on it. We say influenced because there is not necessarily a direct linear relationship between the amount of resource assigned to an activity and its duration. Adding more resources to hold an activity's duration within the planning limits can be effective. This is called crashing the activity. For example, suppose you are in a room where an ordinary-size, four-legged chair is in the way. The door to the room...