Applies to

Resource Management


Who can use this capability

Resource Management lets you track time if that is what your organization needs.

Tips to track and analyze time and budget

Track only what you need, make good decision-making easy, and use reports for strategic adjustment.


  • Resource Management


Resource Management lets you track time if that is what your organization needs.

Don’t track more than you need

It takes time to track time, so it's more efficient to track as little as possible to meet your organization’s goals.

  • Some organizations don’t track time at all. They assume what was planned is what was incurred. These teams calculate incurred hours and amounts as confirmed and unconfirmed past-scheduled hours.
  • Other organizations need more information, and record only the hours needed for each project. They set time tracking to hours and minutes.
  • Detailed tracking requires your team enter notes for each time entry. This method allows for more filtering and analysis of reported hours.

Enable good decision-making

People who do the work know the best time to do it, as long they have clear expectations about deadlines, priorities, and how long the work should take.

It’s best to make assignments as high-level as possible, for example, a week-long assignment of 20% of a person’s allocation rather than a day-long assignment of eight hours. This way, people can plan their entire week around higher-level expectations.

Analyze across segments

Reports allow you to group incurred and future hours, budgets and utilizations, and more, from different perspectives. You can analyze the hours for one project, all hours grouped by client, discipline, role or month, or many other pivots.

Analyzing reports helps you make strategic adjustments going forward. You might find certain people always need more time for work or certain clients always go over budget. With these details, you can adjust your estimates. For that client that always runs over, you might add three extra weeks when you start your next project with them.

You can create project templates with suggested budgets for certain activities. Report data gives you real insights into how to set up those templates, improving your baseline planning every time.

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