Project Resource Planning

Effective and simple project resource planning and management is paramount for every organization.
Change how you manage resources and teams to increase effectiveness when there is too much work and not enough people to do it.

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Capacity Management
Resource Planning
Team-based Planning

Resource Management

Easy and Effective Team Workload Planning

PPM Express minimizes the effort involved in capacity management and resource allocation to ensure an effective and even resource workload, avoiding overallocation and conflicts, and providing a clear understanding of:

when the project can start
who can do the work
what the impact will be on hiring plans
how changes in schedule will affect resource utilization
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Effective Resource Allocation

Practical Project Resource Scheduling

During ideation or project initiation, project managers use project requirements and allocated resources to create realistic project plans.

Assign resources to tasks based on their skills, roles, and availability
Configure a percentage of allocation or enter hours for each team member
Resolve utilization conflicts and overallocated resources
Track and report utilization
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Effective Resource Planning, in Less Time

Reduce the time it takes to allocate resources, and eliminate conflicts, equalize workloads, and optimize utilization.

Quickly create resource plans with auto-allocation and quick allocation functions
Allocate people or teams to projects
Balance resource workload across multiple projects
Instantly spot resource allocation conflicts or overallocation
Ensure the workload of each team member is even and effective, with no overallocation or gaps
Reallocate resources as plans or priorities change
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Take the Guesswork Out of Capacity Planning

PPM Express provides a centralized platform to effectively manage your resource pool, maximize utilization, and drive strategic outcomes.

View and manage resource capacity by project, program, or portfolio
Allocate resources by skills, roles, or by teams of resources
Compare resource demand to supply
Approve projects based on priority and resource availability
Forecast future skills gaps and resource hiring
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Manage Resource Utilization and Balance Team Workloads

Project managers use the Team Planner module to assign and balance resource workload across multiple projects based on their availability, and to configure a percentage of allocation or enter hours for each team member.

Instantly see all the warnings of any resource conflicts and overallocation.

As a result, all resources’ workload becomes more even and effective, with no overallocation or gaps.

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Analyze and Report Resource Utilization. Forecast Availability

PPM Express includes dozens of built-in Microsoft Power BI dashboards and automated reports:

See how resources are used on each project
Get alerted to resources with too many tasks or lacking workload
Review individual resource calendars, schedules, roles, and task assignments
View project schedules, milestones, product roadmaps, and releases
Analyze budgeted and actual costs
Forecast upcoming demand and availability of resources
Understand resource capacity and project and portfolio priorities
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Teams Collaborate Using their Favorite Tools

Project teams use their preferred work management tools such as Azure DevOps, Microsoft Office 365 Planner, Teams, Jira Software, Monday, and Microsoft Project Online or the built-in PPM Express Project Management. Project and resource managers can also view assigned tasks and work across all projects in PPM Express.

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Start with PPM Express for Project Management Today!

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Make Better Decisions, Supported by Data

Optimize Capacity

Allocate team efforts more effectively and maximize your resource pool capacity by ensuring everybody has a steady flow of tasks with no overloads and no downtime for effective PPM resource planning.

Plan With Confidence

PPM Express, the portfolio and project management platform, provides companies with the tools to establish accurate resource planning and predictable project progress without hotspots or missed deadlines caused by overallocation.

Book & Avoid Conflicts

Always be certain of when exactly each resource is available and which resources with the necessary skills can be booked right now.

Customer success stories

With PPM Express our customers have a clear view of what is my next key date and my next milestone, and with active automated alerts on key dates approaching we make them more aware continuously looking at what’s next.

Marc de Graaf Head of PMO

“PPM Express seamlessly integrates with MS Teams and enables our students with an easy way to collaborate and learn the Project Management course.”

Dr. Karim Ahmed Coventry University

We implemented and used PPM Express as our Portfolio Management Platform. The reports and Dashboards provide valuable consolidated information at different levels, and the beauty of this is that it’s just connecting information we already have and getting all the possible value from it.

Paola Bobbio Senior Project Manager

With PPM Express, our company saves up to 60% of the time on reporting, project and resource planning.

Martijn Schasfoort Maxima M.C.

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