CAPACITY PLANNING & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Your team is your most valuable asset.
While capacity planning and resource management are often grouped together, they aren’t the same thing. If you want the best results, you should probably be doing both.
Managing bandwidths results in high-quality work and happier employees.
Resource management finds short-term solutions for allocating resources to specific projects. Capacity planning involves asking long-term questions like, “Do we need to hire more team members?” and “Do we have an even mix of skills on our team?” Both are important aspects of finding perfect balance for your team
Assign the right people to the right projects. Approach planning strategically with a comprehensive understanding of team members’ strengths and weaknesses.
Identify sparse and overloaded skill areas in your team to future-plan for potential new hires and to redistribute resources where they can be best utilized.
Find the gaps in your team’s toolbox so you can fill them in. Manage your team's skills, experience, and expertise to make the most of your resources.
Having a solid sense of how much capacity your team has lets you know when you can gear up new projects, and when you can’t.