International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Information Technology | India | Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021 | Rating: 4.4 / 10

Optimizing Project Fund Tracking: Addressing the Challenges of Inaccurate Hour Reporting in Information Technology Projects

Vaijinath Susuruth Narayana Saker [4]

Abstract: This white paper presents an in-depth analysis of the prevalent challenges in accurate hour reporting within project management frameworks. The primary focus is on the multifaceted issues contributing to the inefficiency and inaccuracy of time tracking, which include varied skill sets among staff, recognition of performance efficiency, and the general awareness of the importance of precise hour allocation. At the outset, the paper explores the implications of skill set discrepancies on project time management, emphasizing the need for strategic resource and cost planning. It discusses how skill set gaps lead to inflated hour reporting and underlines the significance of aligning staff capabilities with project demands through targeted hiring and continuous training. The paper then delves into the issue of staff charging inflated hours due to unappreciated performance. It highlights the demotivating effect of unrecognized efficiency and proposes solutions such as reward systems and policy adjustments that promote productivity and recognize individual contributions. Additionally, the paper addresses a crucial aspect often overlooked in project management the awareness and understanding among staff about the importance of correctly charging hours. It underscores the role of the Project Management Office (PMO) and project managers in disseminating clear guidelines and training to ensure accurate and ethical hour reporting practices. The paper concludes by presenting a holistic approach to managing these challenges. It advocates for a culture of transparency, recognition, continuous improvement, and ethical practices in hour reporting. The aim is to enhance project efficiency, ensure compliance with legal standards, and foster a motivated and productive workforce. This approach not only leads to successful project outcomes but also contributes to the sustainable growth and ethical standing of the organization.

Keywords: challenges, hour reporting, project management, skill sets, efficiency

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021,

Pages: 1522 - 1525

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