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
  • 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.

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