Every project is the same, but still
different. Without proper tools, you end up repeating the same mistakes over
and over again. Silverbucket is a project resource planning tool that
accumulates data as you go.
Prior to the introduction of Silverbucket Sweco had several different resource planning solutions in place. However, the use of different tools did not make summarising information any easier which provoked interest towards alternative resourcing solutions. According to Timo Pekkinen, Sweco’s technology director, Silverbucket offers a whole different way to manage resourcing situation. Silverbucket has therefore made a remarkably positive impact to Sweco’s work and operating methods.
Before Digia started using Silverbucket, all the business units had several spreadsheets for various purposes. Reporting was done well but it was mostly used for looking back on what had already been achieved. The workload was unevenly distributed and the lack of resources caused a lot of grey hairs. Josette Nurminen from Digia says, “The view of the future was hazy, which meant it was difficult to see what skills we had in the company and how we could manage growth. Because of this, here at Digia we got to grips with resourcing and workload distribution holistically to bring the situation gradually under control.”
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Earlier Tengbom did they resource planning with Excel. It was time consuming and fragmented, and they did not get an overview to their work. Tengbom didn’t have clear understanding company’s total capacity, current and upcoming projects. People allocation and project prioritizing was mainly based on guessing, and they found it difficult to see gaps in their resource planning.