RESOURCE MANAGEMENT WITHOUT SLOW EXCEL PROCESSES
Desire for better overview and organisation of resources
For many companies, the planning of resources – regardless of whether it is workforce, material or production capacity – is a time-consuming task, which is often dominated by slow work processes in Excel. In this case, our client had a desire to become keener about resource consumption in one of the development departments.
The company, which through the decades has developed and produced for a global B2C-market, "had need for creating more clarity about what we use our time on, and to become better at planning and prioritising future projects from a resource angle", says the Senior Project Manager responsible for the project.
Rather than running in a slow manual set-up in Excel, there was focus on creating a flexible and user-friendly data model which ensured an easily accessible and fast overview of the draw on resources with a view to disposition of resources – and which at the same time contained the possibility for a good graphic presentation of data.