This is the 3rd post in our 5 part series on Resource Management. Post #1 covered Allocation. Post #2 was about using Effort vs Duration. Now in this post we'll discuss Collecting Data to make informed Resource Management decisions. When I reflect on our client engagements, there are a few common issues which come to mind. One is the lack of data collection which leads to inconsistent decision making.
In our last post on Resource Management we showed you the Rule of 60s and how it is beneficial when planning resource allocation. That tool is primarily used for Planning and Managing your Portfolio rather than building project specific schedules. In our post today, I'll review the differences between using Effort vs Duration when building your Project Schedule.
Let me start with an obvious statement, You can't execute a project if you don't have available people. However, what we encounter far too often is that organizations don't perform any sort of Resource Planning, Resource Analysis, Capacity Planning, Resource Management or whatever buzzword name we want to give it this week. Here are 5 tips to consider for effectively managing your resources to deliver projects and manage your portfolio.
At the start of the new year Project Management leaders should take some time to be sure the organization is focused on delivering successful projects in 2018. But how do you do that? What are some of the key steps which need to be taken to give you the best chance for success?
Here are my top 3 areas you should be focused on: