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Optimizing Your Resources: Learn from the Military [Infographic]

10 Proven Military Strategies for Better Resource Planning

Published By Martha Garcia
Optimizing Your Resources: Learn from the Military [Infographic]

Do you ever feel like you’re being asked to do battle with more and more projects with fewer and fewer resources? Don’t fall on your own sword! Look to the great military strategists – from Sun Tzu (500 BC) to Napoleon – for how to wage war with limited resources, and learn from these resource management tips.

Planview senior editor and resident history buff Jerry Manas takes an in-depth look at some hidden gems of resource management. Jerry provides his unique take on relating military strategy to managing resources in this blog. I enjoyed the read because it gives you insights into how you can improve your resource planning and not feel like you are going into battle every day.10 Proven Military Strategies for Better Resource Planning

I really like this fun infographic: 10 Proven Military Strategies for Better Resource Planning as it highlights 5 of the 10 ways you can make the most effective use of limited resources.

The infographic covers:

  • Why you should prioritize the intake of work or limit its scope to a more manageable size
  • How to protect your resources from being over-booked, over-used, and burnt out
  • When projects should be delayed until you have the necessary resources
  • How adequate training, skills, and tools can make the difference between success and failure
  • Why waiting for the necessary resources is sometimes your best strategy

Ready to strengthen your strategy and optimize resources? I recommend reading “Ten Proven Military Strategies for Better Resource Planning: Avoiding Custer’s Last Stand” to all 10 strategies.

What do you think of the info presented in the infographic? Will the points outlined help you get a better handle of strategy and resources? Share by leaving a comment below.

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Written by Martha Garcia

Martha Garcia graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Communication Studies. It was here that she developed an interest in corporate communication, specifically in the areas of change management within complex organizations as well as leadership and organizational behavior. Martha is responsible for working closely with thought leaders in the areas of IT and the PMO to develop compelling programs and content including informative webcasts and white papers for the IT PMO community.