Delivery, Project and Resource Managers, Portfolio Managers, Planners
The Hewlett-Packard Project and Portfolio system has been reconfigured to reflect the recent organizational changes for the 2008 Development Annual Plan (DAP) and operating calendar
Framework and Background
The conceptual design of the HP-PPM system revolves around resource utilization and optimization. The system process and objects include:
1. Resource Pools – collection of individuals with a common resource manager responsible for “allocating” resources to approved work initiatives.
Each resource (person) is tagged with a specific “Role” (think of this as a ...view middle of the document...
In either case, the labor cost element of each initiative is estimated using the Staffing Profile, based on Role rates. The ROLE configuration may be adjusted and aligned with the new People Integration Management Plan (PIMP) effort to provide consistent information between the various systems in 2008.
This Staffing Profile “demand” is reflected in the Resource Pool against the available “supply” by role. Because all demand for the specific role is reflected in the appropriate Resource Pool, the resulting net value by role then provides a manpower forecast for resources required for all future work. This enables the Resource Manager to plan the release of work based on his capacity to deliver the initiative, as well as advanced indication when specific resource skills will need to be increased by hiring or contracting. At this strategic level, individuals provide the supply, but the demand is based only of the estimated Role effort required, not specific individuals.
3. When the Proposal is released for execution, a Project is created and the Staffing Profile from the authorizing Proposal is transitioned to the Project. The Project Manager then requests individuals with the authorized Roles to be assigned to the Project Team by the Resource Pool Manager via a Resource Request. There is no constraint that the allocated resource (person) actually is tagged with the defined ROLE required.
After the Project Work Plan is created (see below), the Project Staffing Profile is updated to reflect the more detailed resource requirements estimated. This is the tactical level of demand planning and provides near term resource balancing and capacity planning information.
After the allocation of specific resources to the staffing profile, the resource pool now reflects the combined strategic (long range planning) demand as well as the tactical (near term) demand on all enterprise roles. In addition, it provides the same information for each individual, across all work initiatives. This facilitates the release of initiatives for execution as well as optimization of our combined efforts based...