Look at planning questions from different angles
You want to look at capacity questions from different angles and get answers quickly. Besides standard dashboards and views, Binocs uses pivot charts and tables (yes, the kind you probably know from Excel). This gives you endless possibilities to shape the reports and re-run them at any time.
Overloaded or available capacity?
A team has the best performance when there is a constant flow of work and some spare capacity to respond to the unexpected. But work demand often doesn’t care and comes in peaks. Binocs helps you analyzing the root causes of capacity issues and how to translate this in an action plan to cope with peak demand. Maybe you can negotiate to postpone less criticial activities or group tasks to make work more efficient. Maybe exchanging resources with other teams is the option?
Delivered on time!
Being efficient is one thing, but delivering on time is often as critical for the business. On-time delivery is a leading KPI (key performance indicator) in Binocs. It’s the first thing you see in the dashboard. A list of services that are bottleneck in your team. The top priorities for you as a team lead to work on now in order to demonstrate a top service level tomorrow.
A powerful planning algorithm
Some teams tried Excel planning sheets before. It’s a good start to understand the planning challenge in full, but the conclusion is unanimous. Excel won’t do the job. Not if you want to plan a variety of tasks across different teams taking into account competences, priorities and resource availabilties.
It’s end-to-end that counts
To sign off a milestone or tick a delivery on due date, all teams must have finished their tasks. So analyzing delivery performance often goes beyond a single team. Binocs gives immediate insight at all times on how a project or other type of demand will deliver and is delivering. Binocs triggers teams to collaboratively find a solution to deliver in full to the business.