Resource loading simulation (RLS) allows you to create a project linking its implementation period with the availability and skills of your team. Imagine you have a group of people with different skills. Building a team consisting of people that both available and have a required skill can be a difficult task. That's where RLS comes handy. It will allow you to match skills and availability of all your coworkers with a specific time frame and a set of skills you require for a project that you are currently contemplating.
The key questions it allows you to answer, when planning a project, are:
- Who do we have available to work on a new project that requires specific skills?
- When is the earliest date we can start a new project?
- How will the existing projects be affected by adding a new project? (under way)
- How many additional (external) resources are required to complete a new project without affecting the schedule of others? (under way)