Friday, 20 June 2008

Manage the capacity

When a business is struggling to deliver its products or services one of the first areas you can review is the way in which resources are allocated. The method that is used can reveal a lot about how effective the resource is used, and hence how efficient the delivery of a project can be.

OK - I'll stop saying resources - people and machines is what I am talking about.

Do you know how much available capacity you have at this moment in the business, what about next week or next month?

Coming up with simple ways to track commitments versus available hours can make huge differences in the ability for an organisation to deliver.

Often the act of putting a tool in place for doing this can yield interesting insights in their own right that can help improve the business directly.

Smartspeed Consulting Limited
'For When Results Matter'

C'mon! Just write the SOP!