Resource planning — availability planner
When resource planning for architecture and engineering projects, there’s always the tricky proposition of people’s availability. It would be great to have all staff on design projects utilised at 100 percent, but that’s not realistic. Staff take leave, they go to conferences and seminars, they might be involved in research projects and lots of other reasons to be unavailable for project work. This is something a project manager needs to know when planning resources for project delivery.
Synergy solves this by allowing staff to request to be unavailable — for their manager to approve — or for their manager to set someone as unavailable. This is then shown on the Synergy planning board Gantt chart for architecture and engineering project resource planning.
Key benefits of Synergy resource planning — availability planner:
- Staff can request to be unavailable
- Managers can assign and approve unavailability
- Quickly see availability in the planning board Gantt chart
- Assess capacity with availability conflicts, other projects and deadlines