Matching Requirements to Capacities
Now that the tasks have been analyzed it is necessary to correlate them to the capacity of the organization entrusted with completing the tasks.
The technical abilities, experience and capabilities of the personnel within the organization has to be matched to the requirement indicated in the initial analysis.
The resources and funds available to the organization for the project in hand have to be studied in respect to the requirements for all the tasks in the project.
The planning process has to set time schedules and resource allocation depending on the capacities of the personnel and resources available.
Personnel appointed to the project are from within the organization and there is therefore no time lag or problems that can arise from orientation or adapting to the culture of the organization that may come from new recruits.
The clear scope of the work and well defined methodology allows the project team to immediately take steps to initiate the project.
Any enhancement of capacities has to be done with regard to improvements possible within the organization. Any technical training for this has to keep in mind the capabilities of the individuals concerned.
Capability based planning process greatly reduces the chances of failure in a project or endeavor. This is because the entire planning process has constantly kept in mind the capacities which do exist and are not subject to any assumption. Thus the planner is assured of the skills and efficiencies needed and is always aiming for targets that are achievable. Any improvement is also based on increased efficiencies that come from familiarity or from retraining of existing personnel.