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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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Why Do We Need This Anyway?

Selling Resource Planning Internally

As mentioned, two of the most frequently asked questions regarding resource management are, Do we really need to have people enter time sheets? and Why do we need to assign resources at a task level; can’t we just assign them at a phase level? At an extreme, there are those who wonder why so-called fancy software is needed and yet others who think everyone just needs to “work harder.” The fact is, in most organizations, there is some degree of resistance in one aspect or another regarding implementation of resource management and capacity planning capabilities. In some cases, the resistance is justified, because either the goals haven’t been made clear or there’s lack of alignment ...

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