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New Post 5/8/2017 2:01 PM
User is offline Dimitar
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Managing BA team - resource planning approaches and tools 
Hi, I've recently become a lead of a BA team of about 10 BAs. I'm using Excel to track tasks and produce report to the management, but it's not that easy. Here are the problems, I'm trying to solve: 1. BAs are also technical project coordinators, meaning that tney are responsible for all technical questions in the development and testing phases. This means that they could be doing the anlysis of project X and suddenly an issue with project Y (in development) takes the whole day or even more. This means no planning of resources and risks for keeping deadlines. 2. Because of the issue in 1., I can't predict when a BA can start analysis of a new project. 3. I can't really make the work of the team recognizable and visualize what we're doing - it looks quite chaotic - to the team.members and the other units. What I'm doing with Excel is to set planned analysis start/end dates and on weekly basis update them. In addition, I'm setting BA occupation for the week (20% = 1 week day), in order to know the possible involvement per project of each BA. I'd be grateful.to get some ideas on how to improve the team planning and make the load more predictive and presentable - any suggested approach, even Excel spreadsheet would be more than welcome. Regards, Dimitar
 
New Post 5/11/2017 12:21 AM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: Managing BA team - resource planning approaches and tools 

Just a suggestion - include a standard overhead for when they get pulled off onto other projects. You can refine it over time

Kimbo

 
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