It's all about the answers!

Ask a question

Using RTC for Multiproject


Marco Balzarotti (621) | asked Jun 26 '08, 4:38 a.m.
A team of 50 developers has the need to manage 20 projects with shared resources. They apprechiates the RTC capabilities but would like to know a possibile scenario (present or even future) to:
-manage the resource workload across multiple projects
-extract reports about aggregated cross project information
-Dashboard that show multi project informations in the same page.

Any suggestions?

Tnx

4 answers



permanent link
Christophe Cornu (47123) | answered Jun 26 '08, 11:53 p.m.
Hi Marco,

Can you confirm that 'shared resources' == developers working on multiple projects in different teams ?
Jazz itself is also developed by many developers working for many different teams and components / projects. Your situation sounds very familiar.

-extract reports about aggregated cross project information

This post shows neat reports aggregated from all the Jazz components. I'll let others provide pointers for your other questions.

You can try/download the RTC 1.0 client and server and quickly create/prototype the teams / developers / streams corresponding to your environment. Then you can demo it to your team. Don't forget to add the photo of each developer when you set their Jazz user account, people like to see their collaborator's photo showing in the tooltips in the user interface ;-) We can try to help you out through these steps, just tell us how it goes and where you need more info.

Hope this helps,

Chrix

permanent link
Marco Balzarotti (621) | answered Jun 30 '08, 12:19 p.m.
Hi Chrisx,

Thanks for the help.
Yes, 'shared resources' == developers working on multiple projects in different teams.
The need is something like: "if a resouece is allocated 50% of the time to one project, the RTC should help the PM in not allocating such a resource to other project for more than 50% of the time.

Marco

permanent link
Kai-Uwe Maetzel (85611) | answered Jun 30 '08, 5:12 p.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Open the user editor for a developer who is assigned to more than one
team. Go to the 'Work Environment' page. In the 'Work Assignments'
section you can define the distribution of the developer's time across
the teams. The planning tools use this information when showing an
individual user's load.

Kai
Jazz Process team


marco_balzarotti wrote:
Hi Chrisx,

Thanks for the help.
Yes, 'shared resources' == developers working on multiple projects in
different teams.
The need is something like: "if a resouece is allocated 50% of
the time to one project, the RTC should help the PM in not allocating
such a resource to other project for more than 50% of the time.

Marco

permanent link
Dirk Baeumer (4811) | answered Jul 01 '08, 5:01 a.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Hi Marco,

regarding Agile Planning there is support for managing work resources
across multiple projects. If a user is in more than one team you can
specify how much he will work in team A and how much in team B. To do so
open the user editor and switch to the Work Environment tab. The section
Work Assignment lets you specify the distribution.

The work assignment specified is honored by the My Work view, the
Iteration plan editor, the Team Load section, ...

Dirk Baeumer
Agile Planning Team


marco_balzarotti wrote:
A team of 50 developers has the need to manage 20 projects with shared
resources. They apprechiates the RTC capabilities but would like to
know a possibile scenario (present or even future) to:
-manage the resource workload across multiple projects
-extract reports about aggregated cross project information
-Dashboard that show multi project informations in the same page.

Any suggestions?

Tnx

Your answer


Register or to post your answer.