Properly allocating resources to certain projects can be a difficult assignment for project managers as certain skills can be transferable across different phases of the software development lifecycle. This is most noticeably present in certain applications and project team structures. This management tool can be used to:
- Assess the workload of application development staff to projects.
- Document required roles and match these roles to current employees within each IT area (Application Development, Management and Administration, Infrastructure Support, and Vendor Management) among a hybrid environment.
- Take into consideration your target headcount (i.e. current number of employees minus number of laid off employees) when deciding who should be cut and who will be covering each role once the downsizing process is complete. Make sure you have a complete and detailed plan in staffing to mitigate risk.