Due to the progressive spread of project-oriented, multidisciplinary work, resource management in project management is becoming an important success factor in the entire company. Because only those who are able to implement projects "in time, budget and quality" in the long term with the right project management software can survive.
The correct use of resources is a key success factor for successful projects. Conversely, the wrong use of resources - insufficient or even the wrong resources - is one of the most common reasons why projects fail. Many studies and textbooks rightly describe resource management as the supreme discipline in project management.
By definition, resource management includes
The basic prerequisite for a smooth, successful implementation of resource management processes is the choice of the right tool for carrying out resource management.
This question is at the centre of capacity planning and thus at the heart of resource management in companies, whether for work in individual departments or in interdisciplinary projects.
The reason for using an overarching resource management tool is therefore the optimized utilization of all departments and teams and their individual members.
If you use a resource management software for agile, hybrid project management and multi-project management, you will solve many problems. The most important ones are:Lack of a central resource pool
The development or further development and implementation of a digitization strategy is the core task of every company. Innovation topics should be managed centrally so that the organizational change of a company can be carried out seamlessly. In order to achieve this, your business model must be aligned with the market and the prevailing customer requirements.
On the other hand the implementation depends on the availability and skills of a sufficient number of qualified employees.
From this constellation - market orientation and at the same time resource orientation - it becomes clear that a new digital business model cannot de facto be developed independently of existing framework conditions.
But the good news is that you can actively shape these framework conditions. The focus is on people and their abilities.
In the beginning, you need to take stock of the strengths of your company and the availability and skills of your employees. Ideally, your company has already set up a central employee pool and a central, up-to-date skills library in which the skills of your employees are collected.
With the establishment of a central resource and skills pool, you will have an overview of the quality of your company (skills) and the amount in which this quality is available (capacity of skills).
Please note that skills are usually needed in combination with other skills. This results in significant limitations in the availability (capacity) of skills.
Modern resource management tools as a component of project management tools are able to solve this combination problem in skill-based resource management for you and give you a realistic overview of the skill capacities (also combinations) available in your company.
In other words: resource management made easy!
Intelligent resource management is one of the central tasks of modern project management. Thanks to the Watermodel® algorithm developed in-house, Can Do offers a unique, dynamic capacity balancing process that enables optimum staff deployment. For resource planning, Can Do uses realistic - i.e. inaccurate - values such as "effort 20 to 25 person days".
Part-time employment contracts, holidays and coffee breaks are also taken into account and planned as so-called base load in Can Do's resource management software.
With Staffer®, Can Do offers another useful feature, as the line organization is integrated into the project management software. The coordination process in resource planning between project and line is significantly simplified.