Effort Management

Human effort is at the heart of all project productivity. And Effort Management is at the heart of the ‘resource role model’ called RESRODEL.

By creating a harmony between Capability, Utilisation and Assignment, it goes beyond conventional resource management and workforce planning.

The Power of Three

Optimising enterprise outcomes for people, project delivery and business is a 3-way balancing act.

RESRODEL'S ability to quantify and analyse Demand, Capacity and Allocation simultaneously gives a more dependable picture of the future. 

Creating Certainties

Predicting the future is complex due to the volatility of project environments, dispersion of workforces and intensity of data.

RESRODEL brings order to this complexity.

Resource management for project enterprises will never be the same!

For the first time, project-based enterprises (PBEs) will be able to create a harmony of Capability, Utilisation and Assignment. This will make it possible to balance people, project and business outcomes and manage increasingly dispersed and contracted workforces.

Based on a new paradigm we call 'Effort Management', RESRODEL is the ‘resource role model’ that far surpasses conventional workforce planning and resource management.

Its approach engages everyone involved in managing people or projects via simple Demand, Capacity and Allocation modules and delivers empowering real-time analysis, in tables and charts.

Don't think of it as a tool just for project managers. It's a great deal more than that. RESRODEL has been designed to improve project delivery, financial performance and work-life balance across your entire enterprise

Key benefits of RESRODEL

  • Plan just enough people
  • Allocate people efficiently
  • Make justifiable decisions earlier
  • Improve project delivery
  • Improve financial performance
  • Reduce stress and overwork
  • Optimise contracted & dispersed workforces
  • Share work & people
  • Access for everyone

Old verses new

Traditionally, managers have balanced people numbers and work using qualitative judgement based on experience. While this may be adequate for small teams, it’s ineffective for larger or multiple teams. Progressive enterprises that employ a quantitative approach now have a choice and an opportunity to do even better.


Conventional Analysis

This intrinsically limited, two-dimensional approach focuses only on the gap between ‘Supply’ and ‘Demand’. While it’s easily undertaken in spreadsheets or software, its prediction of enterprise outcomes is ambiguous and incomplete.


Effort Management

RESRODEL’s three-dimensional approach balances people, project delivery and business outcomes by predicting the three-way forecast metrics of Capability, Utilisation and Assignment This method is continuous and complete.

Resource management is hard. It doesn’t have to be painful!

Finding an efficient balance between project work and people across an entire enterprise is a tough challenge. So tough, in fact, that many don't attempt it!


Even the most well managed project enterprise is complicated and subject to the volatility of the project environment. People numbers are complex and, in the absence of a consistent process, the future is uncertain and ROI for detailed analysis becomes questionable. There are many who avoid the challenge and then write off the inevitable waste of money and resources as a cost of doing business. That's a painful option!

RESRODEL is the alternative that not only makes the process easy to manage but ensures you will alleviate the pain of poor performance in three key areas of your business.


Project Delivery

Too few people and you'll fail to deliver



Too many people and you'll waste money



Overwork people and you'll exhaust and alienate them

How can we help?

Plan people numbers

Plan ‘just enough people’ with RESRODEL’s Capability Planning function. Use best-in-class modules to quantify Demand and Capacity. Use Effort Management analysis to predict the future. Justify the resources you need and be assured of optimal outcomes.

Coordinate work & people

Allocate people and work with RESRODEL’s Resource Allocation function. Use best-in-class modules to quantify Demand and Allocation. Use Effort Management analysis to predict the future. Be certain your projects will have the people they need when you need them.

Optimise utilisation

Optimise Enterprise Outcomes for people, project delivery and financial performance by using Effort Management analysis to predict workload, ability to deliver and efficiency. Crush waste and encourage work life balance, to make your PBE’s Potential your plan for performance.

Share work & people

Allocation of people to work is fundamental to efficiency. Simultaneous under-utilisation and over-utilisation in different sub-enterprises creates unnecessary waste. RESRODEL enables you to identify people and work that can be shared between sub-enterprises.

Self service analysis

Limited information access hinders the successful management of people and work. Tailored reports prepared by ‘gatekeepers’ dramatically slow information flow and decision making. RESRODEL enables everyone to submit their own multi-criteria queries.

Connect data

Use existing digital data by integrating it with RESRODEL. Your best practise tools, like programming and HC systems, have much of the data needed for managing people numbers and work. Use RESRODEL’s APIs to avoid double-handling and reporting delays

User Roles

RESRODEL works across your entire enterprise and enables the necessary participation of multiple roles in the effort management mission.

Workforce & Resources Managers

RESRODEL has been built to relieve Workforce & Resource Managers of the burden of data-handling, analysis and communication. Capability Planning or Resource Allocation can become overwhelming when undertaken in a Project Based Enterprise due the project environment and complexity.

Enterprise Managers

Managers must predict and steer their PBEs knowing that they will have the right number of people to deliver projects, avoid overworking people and generate financial performance. It's essential to use Capability Planning or Resource Allocation, not judgement or intuition, when managing many people.

HR Managers

HR’s information is essential for managing people numbers and work. Equally, project operation information is essential for HR. With increasingly contracted and dispersed workforces working in a project-like way, PBEs need better ways to efficiently manage people numbers and work.

Enterprise Roles

RESRODEL works across your entire enterprise and enables the necessary participation of multiple roles in the effort management mission.


Consultancies provide specialist advice, services, deliverables or people to other enterprises. Utilisation is critical and delivery performance is essential. With finite people numbers, Capability Planning and Resource Allocation is vital for performance maximisation.


Program Management Offices reside within larger organisations to drive efficiency across multiple projects, often from a portfolio. As resource management is a key function of PMOs, Capability Planning and Resource Allocation are essential to their success.

Contractors / Builders

Contractors produce physical assets or systems for asset owners. With large workforces on multiple sites, Capability Planning and Resource Allocation is vital to achieve staff utilisation and ensure there are sufficient people to deliver projects.