Plan for All the What-Ifs

We’ve released the first phase of project scenario planning in Runn. Learn what it’s all about!
Shannon Toe

As decision makers and business leaders, you’ll know how hard it can be to predict the future and plan for the numerous possible situations.

Creating a resource plan with all the what-ifs in mind can be a particularly challenging task, especially when you need to consider not only the feasibility of your plans, but the impact of them too. 

You might be asking:

  • What if we win Project X?
  • What if we win both Project X and Project Y?
  • What if we run Project X in parallel with another project?
  • What if we delay Project X?
  • What if we assign different people to Project X?
  • What if we assign fewer/more people to this project?
  • What if we schedule people for fewer/more hours on this project?
  • and lots more...

Today, we’re extremely excited to introduce an update that can help you address these exact questions. 

How does it work in Runn?

Harnessing the power of Runn’s tentative projects and real-time charts, you can visualize the impact of endless combinations of projects and variations so you can plan for all the possibilities - without modifying your existing plans. 

Our project toggles let you get a forward-looking view of what will happen to your team’s capacity, utilization and availability instantly. You can also see how each scenario impacts your people on an individual and group level.

This is the first of a number of updates and improvements we’re planning, so that we continue taking scenario planning to the next level!

Creating variations of tentative projects

To compare different versions of a tentative project, follow these steps.

  1. Duplicate a project
  2. Adjust the copied version of the project as needed (i.e. reschedule, reassign people etc.)
  3. Rename the copied version of the project to something identifiable (e.g. iHumanOS - delayed 2 weeks or iHumanOS - reduced hours)

Viewing project scenarios

  1. Navigate to the Planner and turn on the charts
  2. Switch on the tentative toggles for a combination of projects or variations. Use either the drop-down toggles or the toggles next to each project down the planner.
  3. See how capacity, availability, and utilization change as you include and exclude different projects

From the People Planner, you can get a bird’s eye view of how different project scenarios impact each person and group.

This is only the beginning of scenario planning in Runn. Let us know what you think so we can take it to the next level! 

Please reach out via the chat or email us at help@runn.io.

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