Effective resource management is a challenge, with over 80% of organizations reporting their processes as ineffective. The transition to product-centric delivery creates additional challenges, with operating models shifts and new team designs merging IT and business roles. Gartner clients commonly ask how to “fit projects in” to product models or how to “manage demand from the business.”
A transition to product-centric delivery involves multiple decisions about decision rights, economic models, and team topologies. With so many moving parts, it is easy to fall back into old processes. When changing the organization design and establishing fixed product teams, effective resource management is a critical component.
Traditional resource allocation, that is, making an annual list of initiatives, creating estimation plans and allocating individuals to milestones months out from the start date, will damage the agility your organization is trying to achieve. So, how can strategic portfolio leaders responsible for enabling enterprise transformation support the transition to product-centric delivery while ensuring that resources are managed effectively?
As with all other processes in the move to product-centric delivery, resource management must be viewed differently at the organization, initiative, and team levels.
Strategic portfolio leaders enabling enterprise agility must:
Gartner, Update Your Approach to Resource Management for Projects and Products, Sarah Davies, 14th June 2023
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