Review project priorities, and use brainstorming to develop plan modifications consistent with them. If schedule is the top priority, modify resources and scope as necessary to align project completion with the defined project deadline. Software tools for project management can make “what if?” exploration of project options easier.
Possible resource plan changes include:
Locating and rescheduling work to use resource undercommitments
Delaying noncritical work
Moving staff to more critical work from noncritical activities
Outsourcing or adding staff from other parts of the organization
Upgrading or replacing equipment to improve efficiency
Increasing performance through process improvement
Automating manual work ...