General Information

Silverbucket is a cloud service for resource management which suits all organisations working on projects - regardless of the branch they operate in. With the help of a user-friendly resourcing tool you can get a clear view of the company’s resource allocations, which contributes to a better project planning and execution of projects.

Silverbucket’s Philosophy

In Silverbucket resource allocations are managed between three cornerstones: a role, a person and a project. Resource allocations are always made for a role in projects and the role can be assigned to a certain person. The role can also be left unassigned to inform a certain know-how is needed for the project.

Main Concepts Behind Resource Allocations (Project Types)

Resourcing is always made for a person or a role in a project - so the projects play an important part in Silverbucket. There are three project types that have different functional meanings: absence, non-invoiceable and invoiceable projects. All work is considered as projects in order to identify the total amount of resource allocation needs on different projects.

Absence projects reflect holidays
Non-invoiceable projects mean internal work, such as internal meetings, trainings etc
Invoiceable projects are used for the actual project work

Projects also have a probability-rate, which you can set manually for the project. 100% probability means that the project is in production - less than 100% probability-rate means that the project is a planned project with a certain probability.

Resource Allocation Scales and Time Modes

There are four different allocation scaling modes and four different time modes for updating and viewing the resource allocation data. The panel to adjust these is found in the top-right corner of Silverbucket's graphs.

View modes:
View modes of Silverbucket resourcing

Allocation units:
Allocations units of Silverbucket resourcing

Relative = allocated hours compared to the person's workday length (adjusted in person's dashboard)
FTE, Full-Time Equivalent = allocated hours compared to the system's global default workday length (can be adjusted by contacting, usually 7,5h or 8,0h)

Default Color Coding for Allocations in Silverbucket

These are the default colors for Silverbucket's allocations and how the resourcing situation is visualized. 

0% (#F9F9F9)
Zero allocations

1-30% (#F5F7AE)

31-60% (#EEF321)

61-80% (#94E864)

81-101% (#5EB72C)

102% or more (#F76B72)

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