Book Review: Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook
This webinar will consist of a book review by Jerry Manas.
Organizations everywhere face the same perplexing challenge: How do I maximize the use of my limited staff toward work that matters? In other words, in an era of rapid-fire change and constrained costs, how do you do more with less and not destroy your people in the process? Many organizations take on new demand the way a broken dam takes in water. They lack the visibility to know who they have available to do what and when. They lack the ability to prioritize across competing initiatives. They fail to optimize the resources they do have, and know little about what it takes to boost productivity and morale. And lastly, they lack the planning and governance models needed to manage a complex mix of people, projects, products, and services in any kind of integrated fashion. The inevitable result is delayed projects, overworked resources, missed market windows, and decreased productivity.
The Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook is the first book to tackle this issue head on—demystifying the complexities of resource capacity and demand management, and offering a clear path to maximizing your limited resources. Included is:
• The latest benchmark data from a comprehensive study on resource management
• Case studies from organizations who have made the leap from chaos to control
• Tools for overcoming common barriers and making decisions around time capture, resource assignments, and competing priorities
• Recommendations on ownership of the resource management and capacity planning functions
• Considerations for addressing the people side of resource management and capacity planning
The book also offers a simple structure for managing capacity and demand in your organization—The Capacity Quadrant Framework, a tool for successfully navigating what for years has been difficult and nearly unmanageable terrain.
Jerry Manas is a bestselling author and recognized thought leader in organizational project and resource management. He is also Senior Editor and Research Consultant for market leading portfolio management firm, Planview. His work has been highlighted in a variety of publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, National Post, Globe and Mail, and the Huffington Post.
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