Resource Management & Capacity Planning
Many organizations struggle to find a balance between their resource supply and demand. In fact, a recent survey shows that up to one-quarter of organizations, indicate resource allocations as a key portfolio issue. Nevertheless, a smooth resource management process can be achieved through implementation of suitable and clearly defined resource management processes, based on best practices and supported by appropriate tools.
First things first. According to us, capacity planning has three main types. They differ in various ways, but most importantly in approach and time.
- Short-Term Resource Management (0 - 6 Weeks) → Resolve conflicts
- Long-Term Capacity Planning (Up To 5 Years Or Longer) → Strategic thinking
- Mid-Term Resource Management (4 Weeks - 12 Months) → Anticipate and prioritize
(More information on this: read our blog on capacity planning)
To get transparency and insights on your resource requirements, Threon has a best practice approach. Our 4 step predefined plan is result-oriented based upon a clear objective and specific deliverables. The 4 process steps are applicable for every time horizon, but are implemented differently.
With input from your resource managers and project managers, we guide you through following steps:
- Prediction of demand
- Determination of supply
- Match demand and supply
- Identification of resource imbalances in order to define possible countermeasures
The following outcomes can be expected
- Identification of critical resources for the realization of your strategic goals
- Insights in the resource needs and availabilities
- Resource conflicts are proactively identified
- A continuous and up-to-date view on your resource pool.
- Optimized resource usage through your entire portfolio of projects
- Aligned operational tasks and project work.