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Resource Capacity Planning for PPM Leaders: Crawl Before You Walk

Published: 23 February 2018

ID: G00349527

Analyst(s): Robert Handler , Mbula Schoen


Balancing available project resources with demand for those resources is essential to completing projects successfully. Careful prioritization and flexibility on timing can help program and portfolio management leaders deliver greater value.

Table Of Contents


  • Practical Resource Management — You Must Learn to Crawl Before You Can Walk or Run
  • The Crawl Approach, or Resource Capacity Planning on the Back of an Envelope
    • Top Flap of the Envelope — Capacity Calculation
    • Bottom of the Envelope — Resource Requirements or Demand Calculation
  • Mastering the Crawl Stage

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