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The Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook: A Guide to Maximizing the Value of Your Limited People Resources by Jerry Manas

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The Best-Laid Plans

Things That Cause Havoc with Resource Efficiency and What to Do About It

Despite the best intentions—and even a perfectly defined plan—an abundance of factors could derail your efforts to apply resources effectively. An organization has many interconnecting parts, and there’s much more to achieving optimal efficiency than simply managing supply and demand. In fact, variables that influence resource efficiency and productivity can be as wide ranging as project definition, organizational structure and policies, levels of multitasking, process waste, training and support systems, governance models, and more.

Let’s look at how a typical organization approaches implementing a project and resource management discipline. Generally, ...

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