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Resource Management for Project Portfolio Management: Walk Before You Run

Published: 09 August 2016

ID: G00309617

Analyst(s): Robert Handler , Donna Fitzgerald


Project portfolio resource managers struggle to get the most out of their IT resources. Capacity planning (crawl before you walk) alleviates the major pains, but still falls short of the greater efficiency, effectiveness and agility that come from more advanced resource management.

Table Of Contents


  • Practical Resource Management: You Must Learn to Crawl Before You Can Walk or Run


  • The Walk Approach: Getting the Right Resources to the Right Projects
    • Step 1: Validate Readiness or Provide Evidence That You Really Have Learned to Crawl
    • Step 2: Understand Your Environment
    • Step 3: Address Human Concerns
    • Step 4: Understand the Capacity of Named Resources
    • Step 5: Understand Demand
    • Step 6: Manage Capacity and Demand
  • A Note About Dedicated Team Approaches — Agile, Scrum and Maintenance

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