Maximise Business Performance with the right Resources
As a project management-led organisation, you can be assured that we have put in place and refined a methodology that ensures we can quickly provide you with the right people. We have the expertise to ensure that the project manager, scrum master, business analyst or other project resource that we assign to you has undergone a rigorous process that ensures they have the right level of subject matter expertise for your requirements.
Whether your requirement is for permanent roles, short-term or project assignments, Aspira can fulfill those needs quickly and efficiently. In most cases, the staff we provide will either be drawn from a list of associates who have worked regularly with us from the inception of our business or we use our current database of hundreds of professionals who can be called on to fill specific skills requirements.
Project Resourcing Areas Of Expertise
We have expertise covering the main approaches of Traditional (e.g. Prince II) and Agile Project Management. Not only are our project managers experts in what they do, we ensure this stays the case with continuous training programmes as well as also delivering training in these disciplines.
Managed Service Programmes
Our Managed Service: Resourcing identifies, selects, provisions, and manages the business, project, and technical IT resources to enable client project delivery. The service is provided using our technical expertise complimented with our expert resourcing capability to find the right resource for a client, then when placed our account management and team management functions ensure consistent performance to client needs.
At every step along the way we ensure that your needs are clearly understood. Your Account Manager is focused on making sure not only do you have the best resource(s) for your project needs, but also that we stay aware of your changing needs and adopt our solution for you to be flexible in delivering a consistent and relevant service.
Aspira have a MSA in place with Laya that has facilitated the provision of a number of resources in Laya. The approach is to appear as seamless as possible with Laya staff, whilst also ensuring that all of our consultants adopt a Skills & Knowledge Transfer process and give best practice guidance at all times on how Laya run their projects. Benefits realisation is a key feature of our engagement with Laya.
We Listen, Advise And Support
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Business Resourcing FAQs
The resources referred to in project management terms differ depending on the scope, scale, and brief of the project. However, a simple definition of project resources could be – Project resources are the assets required to take a project from conception through to successful completion.
Typically, project resources would include:
- Funding and capital
- Facilities and premises
One of the first tasks of the Project Manager is to establish what resources are required to take a project through to a successful outcome.
In simple terms, the project manager will assess the needs of the project based on 3 main factors:
Based on this assessment, the resources are then allocated to the project. This is an ongoing assessment that should be flexible to adapt as the project develops.
The first step in determining the resources required for a project is to gain a complete understanding of the scope and goals of the said project. This understanding is a critical foundation in determining the required project resources.
Once the scope of the project is clearly understood, the next step is to detail the required resources. In an ideal world, the project manager would simply allocate these as required, but the reality is that the resources are finite, and project managers have to balance their needs with factors that include – available personnel, budget constraints, and the timescale of the project.
Efficient management of resources is one of the primary responsibilities of a project manager. How the actual process of managing the resources can vary depending on the size and type of project, available data (e.g. have similar projects been undertaken recently?), and other factors like budget, schedule, etc.
Determining the required resources for a project is only the first step. Resources must be continually managed and optimised throughout the project. This includes monitoring aspects like:
- Ongoing assessments of the project schedule and resource usage
- Personnel performance
- Resource availability
A simple definition of resource allocation could be – The process of allocating and managing resources to bring a project to a successful conclusion as efficiently as possible.
Resources in this context refer to the materials, funds, and personnel required to complete a given project.
Capacity Management is the procedure of organising a project’s resources to maximise the use of the resources allocated to the project. This usually involves a series of steps that are designed to ensure that the use of resources optimises capacity.
These steps include:
- Evaluating existing capacity and where there are likely to be shortfalls
- Estimating future capacity needs
- Identifying potential alternatives
- Financial analysis
In simple terms, resource planning in project management is the process of allocating the available project resources in a manner designed to facilitate the successful outcome of the relevant project.
Resources are the “elements” required to bring a project to fruition. The resources include personnel, funding, premises, and materials.
Steps involved in resource management include:
- Plotting the readiness of resources at given times
- Assigning the correct tasks to the right resources
- Predicting the future demand for resources
Project managers develop and utilise resource management plans as a tool to manage the project’s resources. Amongst the components of a good resource management plan are details of how resources should be allocated, categorised, managed, and released.
Typically resource management plans will include:
- Details of all required resources
- The timeframe of when and how long resources will be required
- The quantity of the required resources
A Managed Service Provider is a contracted third-party company that is used to manage a defined set of responsibilities. Typically, project managers will use MSPs as a resource to oversee complex tasks that the MSP has superior capabilities and experience with.
These may include such elements as network, infrastructure and security. This allows project managers to reap the benefits of expertise outside normal remits in a cost-efficient manner. Examples of areas where MSPs may be used include IT, Human resources, procurement & sourcing, and vendor management.
In the context of resourcing, Managed Service Delivery is the process of outsourcing functions to identify the resources required to deliver a project.
Typically, Managed Service Delivery will start by assessing a project’s resource requirements. After these are identified, the MSD process continues by selecting and provisioning the resources as well as managing the project and technical resources required to bring the project to a successful conclusion.
Managed Service Delivery professional services is the outsourcing of the management of a project to a third party. In simple terms, this means employing a specialist company that takes over responsibility for achieving agreed goals to successfully deliver a given project.
Put simply, Business Analysis in Project Management is the process of determining how current systems operate and what changes are required to streamline project and business processes.
Business Analysts use data analysis to assess processes and determine how these perform when compared with business requirements. Based on the outcome of the analysis, a business analyst may recommend changes to improve products, processes, hardware & software, and services.