All companies, large and small, have a mix of resources that can perform different functions and have specific skills. The most important thing you can do is identify them all. Resource skills are also the largest gap in many industries. There is administrative cost in collecting all that information, maintaining it and storing it somewhere.
We have opted to store all of our resource information into one central repository. Our current challenge is how to organize these resources and attributes associated with our people. We have an organization that is established and aligns our people to a detailed view by area. This allows us to easily view our teams, divisions or executive levels.
We also have skills and knowledge areas that we are associating to the individual resources. Realizing that we do not need every single skill that anyone has ever had, we are struggling with the structure of these attributes and marrying up the demand of the resource versus the supply.
We are soliciting feedback from the PM Majik project management community. Have you and your organizations addressed the organizing of your resources and what were the lessons learned? We want to know the industry best practice or just your personal thoughts and experience. Our goal; to mitigate the everlasting fan cleaning! Please help by contacting us at our parent site!