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.

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH...

Late delivery - low utilisation - over worked people

Poor visibility of future workload, capacity and performance

Spreadsheets when planning, allocating and optimising people and work

RESRODEL combines workforce planning and resource management processes,  specifically for project-based enterprises (PBEs)  like consultancies, PMOs, contractors and software developers.

  • Plan, allocate and optimise people and work.
  • Predict people's workload, ability to deliver projects and utilisation.
  • Optimise enterprise outcomes for people, project delivery and financial performance.
  • Control increasingly contracted and dispersed workforces.

 

RESRODEL is the ‘resource role model’ that embodies the new 'Effort Management' theorem that far surpasses conventional workforce planning and resource management methods.

As Effort Management is a whole of enterprise mission, everyone can contribute and  to extract different information.  RESRODEL has best in class Demand, Capacity and Allocation modules and produces decision making analysis, in tables and charts.

RESRODEL is designed to improve project delivery, financial performance and balance work life.  It is not just a tool for projects, but a productivity solution for enterprises with projects.

Poor estimating and resourcing are key causes of project failure

Just a 5% lift in utilisation can add more that 20% to a consultancy’s bottom line

80% of PMOs do not use dedicated resource management software

Resource management is the 4th greatest challenge and difficulty for projects

Key benefits of RESRODEL

  • Plan just enough people
  • Allocate people efficiently
  • Make justifiable decisions earlier
  • Improve project delivery
  • Improve financial performance
  • Reduce excessive workloads
  • Optimise contracted & dispersed workforces
  • Share work & people
  • Simple access for everyone

How can we help?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 an entire enterprise and will enable multiple participants in your PBE's effort management mission.  Which roles relate to you?   

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 and Resource Allocation, not just judgement, 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 Types

The principles of effort management are universal and RESRODEL is a solution for many types of project based enterprise.  Which enterprises relate to you?

Consultancies

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.

PMOs

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.

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.

Old-Way

Conventional Analysis

This intrinsically limited, two-dimensional approach focuses only on the gap between ‘Supply’ and ‘Demand’. Even if done in spreadsheets, or software,  the prediction of enterprise outcomes is ambiguous and incomplete.

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Effort Management

RESRODEL’s three-dimensional approach enables balance between people, project delivery and financial outcomes, by predicting forecast metrics for Capability, Utilisation and Assignment. This method is continuous and complete.