Allocating resources across a component of the programme is an important skill to have when managing resources across project teams. In this video, learn how to handle changes and how to work with the team to get the job done. Keep in mind, each person’s calendar handles multiple projects to ensure that a resource is not overcommitted, so use the tools available.
- One of the most difficult things for a program manager…is that once you've got a great plan set up,…something will inevitably change.…And there are four main reasons…why your resource requirements will always be changing.…The first three being to do with changes in demand.…And the fourth one being to due with changes in supply.…So, number one is that often projects run late…and collide into later ones in the program.…Number two is the projects turn out…to require more resources than we expected.…
Number three is that new projects…are introduced to the program.…And number four is that resources are withdrawn…for other work or to save costs.…Now we have to live with these things,…but the key to handling this…is to have a clear starting position…and then to be clear and strong…about the effects of any changes as they occur.…So to start with, everyone commits…to the Gantt chart for their individual project,…and also the program stakeholders commit to the program.…
Everyone states that if we deliver…what is clearly in front of them…
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- What is program management?
- Planning from the bottom up vs. top down
- Resource planning
- Managing projects, resources, and time
- Getting the staff you need
- Self-organizing teams