Are you still using Spreadsheets to Manage your team?

We chat daily with project managers around the world who find themselves trying to manage teams of resources with nothing but a spreadsheet and a headache. You are not alone, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself reading this article. By the time PM’s talk to us at Hub Planner they are frustrated with their current “hack” of a solution, that they spend more time maintaining it than doing their job. Finally, they want to ditch the managing teams by spreadsheet in the trash for a real resource scheduling solution.

We will look at the pitfalls of using a spreadsheet to manage a team. However just to note, they are not always apparent right away. But, after a while a spreadsheet used in this capacity will fall apart, and the management mess begins. Let’s take a look.

The Top Five Reasons why a Spreadsheet will not work for Resource Planning / Scheduling!

  1. Ownership
  2. Fitting a Square into a Circle
  3. Time Management
  4. Team & Management Participation
  5. Availability & Utilisation