Semiconductor development organizations typically have multiple IC projects in various stages of development and no means for quickly determining whether they have sufficient numbers of each required skill set to meet the demands of all of them. Numetrics’ solution (NMX Multi-Project Pipelinerâ„˘) assesses the collective staffing demand and utilization for any number of projects.
With the Numetrics solution, managers can:
- Quickly spot oversubscription of critical resources
- Prioritize project execution sequence
- Observe the impact on resource consumption.
Figures 1, 2, and 3 (below) illustrate three views from the Numetrics pipelining solution that managers overseeing multiple projects use to determine whether available staffing meets projected demand.
- First, they generate staffing estimates for each project using IC Project Planner.
- Next, the estimates are seamlessly imported into the tool (Figure 1)
- The tool then graphically displays both the total headcount all projects consume (Figure 2) and the utilization of each particular role (Figure 3).
Most importantly, this process occurs far in advance of the availability of detailed bottom-up project plans, yet provides reliable, early estimates of the total staffing needed for an IC business lineâ€™s project portfolio.
Figure 1. Numetricsâ€™ multi-project pipelining solution provides a graphical view of the staffing profiles generated by IC Project Planner, which illustrates the resource demand of each project. FTE = Full Time Equivalent Person.
Figure 2. Numetricsâ€™ multi-project pipelining solution sums of the demand of all projects in the execution pipeline (shown in Figure 1) and simultaneously displays the total available staffing horizontal line). In this example, demand exceeds availability starting in 2008 and continuing until 2009.
Figure 3. Numetricsâ€™ multi-project pipelining solution generates a table displaying total utilization of each role for all projects in the execution pipeline (Figures 1 & 2) on monthly basis.