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

Published By Maureen Carlson
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 to answer questions like: “What are my resources working on,” and “Will they be available when I need them?” 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 The State of Resource Management and Capacity Planning research study.

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 body of global research. Appleseed Partners are conducting the second research study on the state of capacity planning and resource management. Planview is sponsoring the research.

Initial Research Shows That the Resource Dilemma is Solvable

Based on the qualitative findings of the study to-date, some of the most mature companies in these two key areas of capacity planning and resource management are overcoming the resource dilemma. They report that they are no longer taking on too many projects for their resources due to a data-driven, rigorous front-end process, consistent capacity planning, and the use of the right tools to align resources to high priority projects. The initial research in this area, conducted less than two years ago, uncovered very few (if any) companies experiencing this level of maturity and business value: which is to better utilize resources for timely, efficient project delivery.

Data, Data, Data

The quantitative data from this year’s online survey is key to finding out:

  • Where companies rank on this maturity scale and how many are effectively addressing the resource dilemma
  • Top pain points and business risks
  • Visibility into resources, project estimate accuracy, ability to conduct what-if scenarios for critical decision-making
  • Characteristics and best practices of companies mastering capacity planning and resource management
  • Recommendations and a roadmap to improve and realize more productivity from precious, finite resources

Several hundred companies have participated already and we need you to share your experience!  Stay tuned to Portfolio Perspectives for the details and get your copy of the 2013 Resource Management and Capacity Planning Benchmark Study now.

Questions about the Research?  Contact me at [email protected] or @mocarlson.

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Maureen Carlson Written by Maureen Carlson

Maureen Carlson a Partner at Appleseed Partners, has been providing strategic marketing services for 20 years including market research, product marketing, positioning, and how to develop effective demand generation programs. Maureen’s B2B technology experience spans from emerging companies to larger established brands. Maureen has conducted three research studies sponsored by Planview for product development as well as for other markets, is an active guest blogger, and participates in the development of new market strategies with the company.