Think you need Capacity Management?

Then you must improve your management. If your organization realizes it needs to do better with it’s Capacity Management, that is a good place to start. It is a healthy desire to check your health if not a recognition of a need to improve.  But it is only the first step, and there are plenty more to possibly get wrong. It is tempting to think you lack the tools or information or other elements that make up a good Capacity Management solution. But that cannot be the case. Certainly, it is reasonable to assume any organization interested in Capacity Management must have some resource it must manage, and particularly its capacity. Truly owning a resource means taking responsibility for its capacity, assuring it provides its intended value, not creating a burden or net loss; truly managing that resource. Obtaining the resource without also obtaining its ability to be managed is therefore a lack of management. Having the ability but not doing it effectively is also a failure of management. Therefore, once you recognize you need better capacity management, it is important to recognize immediately that you need better management first!

About Rupe

Dr. Jason Rupe wants to make the world more reliable, even though he likes to break things. He received his BS (1989), and MS (1991) degrees in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University; and his Ph.D. (1995) from Texas A&M University. He worked on research contracts at Iowa State University for CECOM on the Command & Control Communication and Information Network Analysis Tool, and conducted research on large scale systems and network modeling for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Survivability (RAMS) at Texas A&M University. He has taught quality and reliability at these universities, published several papers in respected technical journals, reviewed books, and refereed publications and conference proceedings. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and of IIE. He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and currently works as its Managing Editor. He has served as Vice-Chair'n for RAMS, on the program committee for DRCN, and on the committees of several other reliability conferences because free labor is always welcome. He has also served on the advisory board for IIE Solutions magazine, as an officer for IIE Quality and Reliability division, and various local chapter positions for IEEE and IIE. Jason has worked at USWEST Advanced Technologies, and has held various titles at Qwest Communications Intl., Inc, most recently as Director of the Technology Modeling Team, Qwest's Network Modeling and Operations Research group for the CTO. He has always been those companies' reliability lead. Occasionally, he can be found teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Metro State College of Denver. Jason is the Director of Operational Modeling (DOM) at Polar Star Consulting where he helps government and private industry to plan and build highly performing and reliable networks and services. He holds two patents. If you read this far, congratulations for making it to the end!
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