The Capacity Quadrant – 4 Keys to Demystifying Resource Management
Resource Management and Capacity Planning are frequently cited among today’s top pain points faced by organizations worldwide. Indeed, trying to optimize limited organizational resources in a climate of rapid change and constantly shifting demand can be challenging at best. Yet information on how to navigate these often murky waters has been scarce—until now. Jerry Manas, author of The Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook, introduces the Capacity Quadrant model, a framework that allows for quickly achieving maturity in resource management and capacity planning in four key areas: Visibility, Prioritization, Optimization and Integration.
Jerry Manas is an internationally best-selling author, speaker, and consultant. He is frequently cited by leading voices in the world of business, including legendary management guru Tom Peters (“In Search of Excellence”), who often references Manas’s bestselling book Napoleon on Project Management for its insights on simplicity and character, and Pat Williams, Senior VP of the Orlando Magic, who called Manas’s book Managing the Gray Areas “a new path for leaders.”
Jerry’s latest book is The Resource Management and Capacity Planning Handbook (McGraw-Hill), which Judith E. Glaser, noted author of Conversational Intelligence, touted as “the first book dedicated to what is essentially the drivetrain of organizations—the effective use of its people toward its most important activities.”
Through his consulting company, The Marengo Group, Jerry helps clients maximize their organizational people resources, leading to a greater capacity to innovate, a more value-focused workforce, and an increased ability to adapt to change. He is a popular speaker at events around the world, speaking on lessons from history, resource planning, organizational change, and other topics. Jerry’s work has been highlighted in a variety of publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, National Post, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and others.
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