When I was new to the world of PPM, I started hearing the term resource management. At first, I wasn’t sure what was meant by the word resource. Were they talking about natural resources, financial resources, material resources or human resources? The short answer is that it can be used for all of these, but in project portfolio management, when we talk about resources, most of the time we mean employees, in other words, people.
For instance, Meisterplan is a resource-based solution. Pricing plans are determined not by the number of users, but by the number of resources that are planned in Meisterplan. Here is our definition: “Every individual person or material resource that you plan for in Meisterplan counts as a resource.” As you can see, you can plan for both material resources or employees in Meisterplan, but 90+% of the time, the resources that our customers manage in Meisterplan are human resources or employees.