Five Secrets to Optimize Your People, Technology, and Budget

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Immature or non-existent IT resource strategy causes:

  • Decreased ability to complete projects on time
  • Increased costs
  • Low employee morale due to high degree of overtime
  • Poor reputation in the business
  • Inability to demonstrate the need for increased budget or staff

A formalized IT resource strategy results in:

  • Increased visibility into IT value
  • Optimized spending
  • Demonstrated proof of resource need
  • Improved client satisfaction
  • Improved employee morale and limited firefighting
  • Improved project management metrics

Module 1: Make the Case for Optimizing Your Resource Strategy

The Purpose

  • Identify key pain points faced by IT.
  • Identify IT resourcing goals and metrics.
  • Identify strategy opportunities.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Communicate the challenges and opportunities of completing this project.
  • Gain a high-level view of resource maturity in your organization.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Identify resourcing pain points
1.2 Identify key goals and metrics
  • Clear goals and metrics
1.3 Identify your desired maturity level
1.4 Develop the project purpose statement
  • Project communication message

Module 2: Develop a Resource Management Strategy

The Purpose

  • Identify people and technology capacity and demand for the organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Completed data collection on the organizational needs and capacity for people and technology.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Interview stakeholders
2.2 Review survey results
2.3 Conduct requirements gathering exercises
2.4 Aggregate results
  • First draft of the resource strategy

Module 3: Optimize and Leverage the Strategy

The Purpose

  • Review the first draft of the IT resource strategy, and identify opportunities where you can optimize and leverage the reports.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand optimization techniques.
  • Optimize the resource strategy.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage the strategy.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Review the utilization graphs
3.2 Identify optimization opportunities
  • Opportunity overview
3.3 Conduct sensitivity testing
3.4 Determine report use cases
  • Optimized resource strategy

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