Kelloo uses the resources you define in your resource pool to work out the total supply of labor in your resource pool. Resources can be defined as individuals or groups of resources. We call this the standard resource supply.

Resources and roles

Each resource has a name and and optionally a role (what they do). Here are some examples of resources.

Aarav ReddyBusiness AnalystNamed resource
Karen JonesBusiness AnalystNamed resource
Joe's Support Team SupportResource Group
Mobile Development Team---Resource Group

Resource supply for resources and roles

Each resource has a supply of labor which they provide to your organization and this is defined using the resource working time

Resource roles do not have any labor supply themselves. Instead the labor supply of a role is the sum of the labor supply of the resources within the role.

To help understand this concept, look at the example below. Assuming we defined our resources as follows the supply of the Business Analyst role would be 1.5 FTE and the supply of the support role would be 5 FTE.

Physical ResourceRoleSupply 
Aarav ReddyBusiness Analyst0.5 FTE
Karen JonesBusiness Analyst1 FTE

Business Analysts Role Supply1.5 FTE
Joe's Support Team Support5 FTE

Support Role Supply5 FTE

When resources are defined in Kelloo, you define their supply in terms of FTE (full time equivalent). A person who works full time would be defined as 1 FTE. You can learn more about FTE in this article.

Assuming 1 FTE = 5 days work (this is a system preference you can change) then this is how Kelloo would translate the FTE into days supply of labor.

Note in the example below, the role Business Analyst has 7.5 days supply (made up of the 2.5 days of Aarav and the 5 days of Karen) and the Support role has 25 days supply (from Joe's Support Team).

Capacity adjustments

Resource capacity adjustments can be entered to model the effect of increasing or decreasing the supply of resources in a role. We call this the adjusted capacity. The adjusted capacity is the standard resource supply PLUS any resource adjustments entered.

When resource capacity adjustments are entered, they are included in the supply figures shown. If you want to temporarily adjust the supply of resources to test out changes to the resource pool, enter capacity adjustments rather than change the supply in the supply pool itself.