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“We need to improve our resource management,” is a phrase I’ve often heard yet answer it requires finding out exactly what the person meant when they said it.  When we look at the resource aspect of project management, there are multiple perspectives. I would put resource management loosely into three main categories: Can we do it? How do we do it? Who will do it? Let’s take a look at each of these in turn.…

It’s been some time since I attended the annual Microsoft Partner Conference now called Inspire.  But this is the year!  I will be at Inspire on July 15th and 16th and would be delighted to meet any of our HMS partners and alliance members.  If you are going to be there, let me know here on the website or at: chris.vandersluis@hms.ca.

I’m looking forward to being back in Dallas next week.  On Tuesday, May 21st, I will be speaking at the 13th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium at the UT Dallas Campus.  This is a big event and I’m delighted to have been asked to speak there.  My topic is “Managing Resource Risk in an Uncertain World”.  If you plan to attend the conference, please make sure to say hello.

I was asked a few weeks ago to write a short article for CEO Today Magazine.  It was published this past week in their Online edition.  The article is about a topic I speak on often: How to do more with the same resources you have and focuses on identifying and quantifying the time resources spend that are not productive for the company nor favored by the employee.  An example might be how often people…

It was my privilege to write a piece on Time Management software trends which was published this week.  CEO World has a massive subscription so I was delighted when they asked if I’d write an Op Ed for their readers. You can read the article in its entirety at: It’s About Digital Time: Top Time Management Software Trends Include Mobility, Cloud, BI, Automation.

I’m delighted to be speaking once again at the Project Summit / Business AnalystWorld in Orlando this year.  The conference will take place March 25-27 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld.  My session is Tuesday, March 26th where my topic is “If you can’t cancel a project, can you really have a portfolio stage gate?  How to cancel a project properly and maximize returns”. If you will be at the conference, please make…

“We’d like to move to more transactional project management,” was the most often repeated phrase I heard this year in project management circles. For some, this is a cry from Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) to reject the ancient project planning relics of the past and move into more modern thinking.  “Let’s go Agile,” is the first call.  “Let’s use one of the new project tools like JIRA or Trello,” are also signs…

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by CEOCFO Magazine recently.  Bud Wayne and I covered a wide range of topics about HMS, TimeControl and our views of the future of the high tech industry in general and business software in particular.  You can read the interview in its entirety at ceocfointerviews.com