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.

Resource Management & Capacity Planning

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
  • Mid-Term Resource Management (4 Weeks - 12 Months) → Anticipate and prioritize
  • Long-Term Capacity Planning (Up To 5 Years Or Longer) → Strategic thinking

(More information on this: read our blog on capacity planning)

Our 5-step approach

To get transparency and insights on your resource requirements, Threon has a best practice approach. Our 5 step approach is result-oriented based upon a clear objective and specific deliverables. These 5 steps are applicable for every time horizon, but are implemented differently.

With input from your resource managers and project managers, we guide you through the following steps:

  • Definition of scope
  • Fine-tuning resource capacity model via project classification
  • Prediction of demand & determination of supply
  • Identification of resource imbalances in order to define possible countermeasures
  • Reporting to relevant stakeholders

Threon's T-Capacity Tool

Next to offering you support in setting up and managing your capacity planning, we offer you T-Capacity; Threon's in-house developed resource capacity planning tool, which enables you to create what-if scenarios to predict future resource imbalances.

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.

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