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Trying to Halt Innovation? Keep on Saying Yes

Businesses are under increasing pressure to swiftly innovate, execute digital transformation programs and deliver fast enough to meet growth objectives. Yet this year’s 2016 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study confirms a trend seen in multiple studies over the years in both product development and IT: Organizations continue to overcommit their resources again and...

Five Essential Insights for Maximizing Limited Resources

Based on The 2014 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Report Some of you may be skeptical at the title of my blog post. Can the resource dilemma be solved and even mastered? You’re not alone if the norm at your organizations looks like this: resources are always overcommitted, no one ever says “no”, and you’ve...

Innovation Demands Better Resource Capacity Planning and Management

Steady, continuous innovation and timely product delivery are only possible when the right resources are available at the right times to work on products. Innovation demands better resource capacity planning and management. If you’ve ever experienced the pain of having “too many projects for our resources”, you won’t want to miss the data uncovered from this...

Is the Resource Dilemma Solvable? The State of Resource Management and Capacity Planning 2014

Productivity and the efficient use of resources is attained when the right resources are working on the right projects at the precisely the right time. No matter if you’re in IT, the PMO, marketing, or in a professional service organization, resources are specialized, shared, and matrixed – making effective resource management a complicated goal! You need...

The State of Product Portfolio Management in Europe

More than 500 product development professionals participated in a global survey on the state of product portfolio management in Europe. The outcome is the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study which provides product development executives key trends into the priorities, risks, and pain points as well as perspective into how they compare to their peers....

Your Guide to Mature Capacity Planning and Resource Management

#4 & #5 Characteristics of Mature Organizations in the Areas of Capacity Planning and Resource Management I’m back to uncover two more characteristics shown by organizations that have mature capacity planning and resource management practices in place. A research study identified common features of best performing companies in these areas. These attributes can be used...

How Mature Organizations Handle Capacity Planning and Resource Management

#2 and #3 Characteristics of Mature Organizations in the Areas of Capacity Planning and Resource Management Last time in part 1, I provided an overview of the six characteristics of mature organizations based on a new research study into the state of capacity planning and resource management as well as detail on the first characteristic...

Benchmark Your Organization’s Innovation Maturity Level

Interested in knowing where your organization ranks in innovation leadership? Here’s an opportunity to do that and more. Participate in the Fourth Product Portfolio Management Study. For the fourth time since 2009, we’re surveying product-centric organizations around the globe to gain feedback on key trends in the industry as well as opportunities and challenges product organizations...

Characteristics Needed to Excel at Capacity Planning and Resource Management

This blog kicks off a series of posts featuring the six characteristics of mature organizations in the areas of capacity planning and resource management. Based on a new research study into the state of capacity planning and resource management at large companies, six traits emerged that more mature companies share. I’ve listed them here and...