It is well known that assigning the right resource, at the right time, to the right project, is a critical success factor.
An efficient and effective Resource Management strategy, with the right partner, can be vital. Especially as competition for these resources ramp up globally.
The right people on the right project
For optimal utilization of people, it is essential that they are allocated to suitable tasks specific to their skills and experience level. Understanding your resource pool and applying the appropriate individuals where they will have the most impact is often the biggest single success factor on a project. To achieve this involves building a pipeline of appropriately skilled people that are verified and can be available at short notice to be placed in strategic positions to ensure the success of your project.
Identifying upcoming resource demands
With a strong talent pool of identified skills and experience, the next focus for any good Resource Manager is to continuously keep sight of any upcoming trends in resource needs. This allows better use of the window of opportunity to find suitable candidates, or ready those that need further training or skills development, without causing delays on starting the project. This role is also sometimes called a “Traffic Manager”. This individual ensures the right resources are functioning together and knows what skills will be in demand, as part of the continuous planning required.
Let’s face it, using LinkedIn as a source of resources has already changed the process of recruiting and resource management significantly. Streamlining this process with the automation of resource requests and their assignment to projects, is the next step to optimally utilising your accessible talent . The role of automation or digital transformation in a field which has traditionally been very people centric leads to a step change in helping to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and streamline the process of on boarding and finding the ”right fit” for resources. Real-time insights give the Resource Manager the ability to respond to any requests with the right information at his fingertips, significantly improving project outcomes utilising scarce skills. This type of Resource Management can make all the difference to the outcome of often already complex projects that need to be staffed and managed.
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