Resource profiling is a methodology that inverts the traditional process of resource management. Resource profiling begins by taking a “macro” view of an organization’s or company’s resource needs by aligning efforts or initiatives against a plan or roadmap. The result of this alignment can be then analyzed and dissected, providing a “micro” view of resource allocations that can then be managed individually
The first step in resource profiling is to identify the various profile types that are indicative of the work that an organization performs. These profile types are a critical component in determining various resource profiles that can then be applied to the existing plan or roadmap.