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
- 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.