Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video A visual way, part of Managing Resources Across Project Teams.
- We'll come to this in more detail later,…but I think it's time to show you the Gantt of Gantts.…You can see from this diagram that it has two main uses.…First, we can check on progress.…A is finished.…B is behind schedule.…C is ahead of schedule.…And D hasn't been started when it should have.…So that's great.…But perhaps more importantly, is the second use,…which is that we can use it for thinking about…the order of our projects.…
We can look at E, F, and G, and we can think,…can we do all three at once?…Do we have enough resources to be able to do them?…Do we have enough people, space, machinery, management,…time, and money to be able to do all of them at once?…And if we don't, then the program manager can decide,…or more likely confer with the stakeholders,…and ask them which one should we leave until next year?…Or perhaps, shall we get extra resources, and pay more,…in order to be able to do them all this year?…Or, shall we scrap one of them completely?…Or perhaps, D is very time flexible, whereas…we really do need E, F and G this year.…
- 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