Why should an enterprise worry about resource and project planning?Resource planning is definitely no fun. It is work and as we all know, all kind of work should be avoided. Unless it's a must. Believe me, resource and project planning is.
Resource scheduling? This is for huge manufacturing companies only. Well, no. Actually resource scheduling is part of most businesses everyday life.
Tough economic situation around us makes us observe our costs harder every day. Resources used in companies are actual drivers for costs and revenues. Workers waiting for materials, double booked delivery truck, just in the very moment occupied meeting room - You'll see this kind of problems in nearly every company. These problems are accepted as part of everyday life and most company directors never pay full attention to them.
Please follow these advices and amazing results are just around the corner:
- Make list from resources used in your company
- Mark + or - after every resource indicating if it is important one. There's no need to plan all resources. Do not make your plan too complicated in beginning. You can always add resources to your plan when you feel the need for it.
- Mark after every resource the name of the employee responsible for it.