On Tuesday afternoon, the management team reconvened. “Where do I put the projects I can’t cover?” Ginger asked.
“Let’s make a flip chart for unstaffed work,” Sam replied. “We’ll write the work down the side and the weeks across. Write the number of people you think you need each week for that work, and we’ll see where and when we’re short-staffed.”
Each manager went to the board in turn and filled in the details for the current work and plans for the next three weeks. Each added to the list of unstaffed work (Figure 2, Showing unstaffed work in a project portfolio).