Open-Source Capacity Planning Tool?chevman writes "We are looking for a good capacity planning tool for forecasting business analyst and project management resources within a mid-size firm.
The tool would need to consider the following variables:
— Project go-live date
— Monthly allocations (ie, month 1 requires
— Factor project complexity (ie, High complexity project requires 1.5x resources)
— Factor multiple project resources (ie Project Manger, Business Analyst, etc)
I thought I'd tap the Slashdot community to see what tools others have used. Open-source would be nice, but is not a requirement.
What is a requirement is the following:
— User friendly to non-technical, business end users
— Quick deployement with minimal IT involvement
— Flexible enough to accomodate multiple capacity scenarios
— Can handle forecasting for roughly 50 resources working on 50 projects at any given time
Our current 'solution' is a rather convoluted excel tracking document. We would like to move to something a bit more robust, but not overkill."