Resource Management The Resource Management application enables resource requesters, such as project managers or change managers, to create resource plans, request resources, analyze resource availability and utilization, and create resource allocations. Resource managers use the application to allocate resources to tasks. The Resource Management application can be used in conjunction with any task on the platform, including project tasks, incidents, problems, or changes. With the Resource Management application: Resource requesters can create resource plans that specify group or user resources required by tasks. They can verify resource availability and make changes to their resource plans prior to requesting resources. Resource managers can view availability, existing allocations, and utilization for the requested resources and make allocations based on resource availability. Resource requesters and managers can perform what-if analysis by changing resource plan dates, resources, requested hours and proposed allocations to analyze impact on resource utilization and availability. Resource management processThe resource plan is the key to understanding how resource management works.Activate the Resource Management pluginYou can activate the Resource Management plugin if you have the admin role. Installed with Resource Management for the Geneva releaseSeveral types of components are installed with Resource Management.Resource plansResource plans are the key element in resource management. Resource allocationAfter resource requesters create a resource plan, resource managers allocate resources to the plan and set it to the Allocated state.Resource workbenchThe resource workbench gives resource managers a comprehensive view of resource capacity, allocations, utilization and availability for a specific resource.Resource schedulesResource management uses a default schedule named Resource Management Schedule with the following characteristics:Resource plan costsResource plan costs can be tracked directly in the resource plan record. Resource plan costs are divided into planned, allocated, and actual. Resource eventsA resource event is a block of time that a resource spends on a task. Resource management reportsResource management reports provide resource requesters and resource managers with resource allocations, availability, and utilization.My CalendarAny user with the resource_user role can open My Calendar to view, add, and modify their planned work, actual work, operational work, administrative tasks, and personal activities.Resource Management propertiesThe Resource Management application provides several properties to control allocations, schedules, and other settings.Legacy: resource consoleThe resource console gives resource managers a comprehensive view of resources, resource availability, and all resource plans.