Macro Planning Road Map
I would like to have your opinion on an issue I am facing in project management.
I would like to create a Roadmap 2020 for my team, a kind of macro planning.
A concrete example, I have a list of projects A, B, C, D, let's take the case of project A,
- it should start in January and end in March,
- the workload is 100 man-days.
How can I calculate the number of resources needed to carry it out ?(and so on for my B,C and D project).
Is it possible to do this using MS project (Define a Macro planning)? when I read the forums, people seem to use some kind of capacity planner in Excel.
In general, how do you manage macro planning from one year to the next?
You need to add such entities as roles if there are more then 1 resource type (i.e. qa and dev) and add to each task/project an appropriate estimates for each role. Such plan will be more accurate then operating with one generic resource role.
And, yes, you can make such plan in microsoft project or any other tool that allows you to create a Gant chart (wbs + network diagram) and allocate resources.