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Capacity Planning Process Training

Capacity Planning Process Training by Tonex is an intensive learning experience that covers the essential elements of your chosen subject. The course is ideal for busy professionals who want to stay current in their fields but have limited time to be away from the office.

Capacity planning Process training covers the essential tools to determine the potential needs of your project. The goal of capacity planning is to have the right resources available when you’ll need them. Resources could mean individuals with the right skills, time, project deliverables, or the correct budget.

It covers the deciphering how much resource you’re going to need to meet demand split into three types: workforce, product, and tool. Together they ensure that you have the right amount of three main resources for the short- and long-term. Tactics for doing performance analysis, sizing, performance measurements, trend analysis in today¹s challenging business environment are also covered.

Performance analysis and planning are often forgotten due to the project completion on time. This course will define the characteristics of a good BMI and give techniques for identifying the best BMI choice from the many possibilities. We will discuss analytical tools, formulas and techniques used, and describe both theoretical ideals and real world cases. We will also show examples on how to use increasingly fuzzy BMIs to make great capacity plans. We have updated the course material with a special section on Green Capacity Planning.

This capacity strategy ensures that your business is equipped with the right number of products or resources needed to fulfill deliverables.

Capacity planning is useful and required any time you’re trying to ensure that your supply meets demand based on work done during week, month, quarter, year etc.

This capacity planning process training course ensures that you have the resources needed to meet demand. Participants will:

  • Explain the basics of capacity planning and performance management
  • Learn about the engineering tools and procedures required for capacity planning
  • Keep track of autonomous teams
  • Get indications and awareness for changing priorities
  • Differentiate between capacity planning and resource planning
  • Handle remote workers
  • Predict the space between actual work and planned work
  • Reduce Stock-Outs
  • Identify Inefficiencies in your business process
  • Increase production and delivery Capacity
  • Create capacity planning strategies
  • Tools to lead capacity planning
  • Lead capacity strategy
  • Forecast your anticipated demand
  • Determine required capacity
  • Calculate the resource capacity of your current team
  • Measure the capacity gap
  • Align capacity with demand
  • Optimize team bandwidth
  • Minimizes production costs
  • Review planning, designing, implementing, and managing world-class infrastructure and applications

Course Content/Agenda

Introduction to Capacity Planning

  • What is capacity planning?
  • Concepts and terminology
  • Benefits of Capacity Planning
  • How to determine your production capacity?
  • Developing a Capacity Plan
  • Managing future requirements
  • Applications and related domains
  • Capacity planning and performance measurements
  • Predict resource requirements
  • SLA and service management
  • Capacity management
  • Network capacity planning
  • Required components
  • Administrative considerations
  • System performance tuning
  • Domain model review
  • Process for network capacity planning
  • Performance tuning & capacity planning
  • Practical methods of measurement, simulation, and analytical modeling

ITIL Capacity Management

  • Performance monitoring
  • Workload monitoring
  • Application sizing
  • Resource forecasting
  • Demand forecasting
  • Modeling

The Capacity Planning Problem

  • A Capacity Planning Methodology
  • Performance Models
  • Find wasted capacity
  • Overview of current procedures and processes
  • Discussion of issues related to coordination of processes

Capacity Planning Process

  • Capacity Planning Process
  • Strategies, Tools, and Process
  • Goals of Capacity Planning Process
  • Capacity Planning Strategies
  • Types of Capacity Planning
  • Tools and systems for Capacity Planning
  • Assessing how much capacity an organization currently has
  • Predicting how much capacity will be needed in the future
  • Capacity Planning Necessary Resources
  • Principles of Performance Analysis

Capacity Planning Applied

  • Performance management vs. systems management
  • Performance monitoring
  • Performance analysis
  • Performance prediction
  • Industry performance management standards

Capacity Planning Trend analysis, Forecasting and Improvements

  • Systematic method of consistently measuring servers
  • Measuring application performance
  • Lessons Learned
  • Tools and Trend
  • Green IT Capacity Planning: from theory to the practice
  • Why forecast?
  • An overview of forecasting technique
  • Forecasting Approaches
  • Date-based trending
  • Business driver trending
  • Types of Growth
  • Business Driver Based Forecasting Steps
  • Actual vs. Projected analysis

Modeling for Forecasting

  • Effective Modeling for Good Decision-Making
  • Regression models Components of an Observation
  • Time-Critical Decision Modeling and Analysis
  • Accuracy and Validation Assessments
  • Autocorrelation
  • Standard Error for a Stationary Time-Series
  • Performance Measures for Forecasting
  • Estimation Period, Validation Period, and the Forecasts
  • Stationary Time Series
  • Statistics for Correlated Data
  • A Summary of Forecasting Methods

Measuring Forecast Accuracy

  • Forecasting Error Analysis
  • Forecasting Performance
  • How good is the forecast?
  • Measures of Forecast Error
  • Standard Squared Error (MSE)
  • Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)
  • Mean absolute percentage error (MAPE)
  • Mean Forecast Error (MFE or Bias)
  • Tracking signal
  • Dimensions of Forecast Accuracy
  • Quantity Accuracy
  • Time Accuracy
  • Correlation Analysis

Performance & Capacity Management

  • Availability, Storage, Backup and Recovery
  • Utilization Patterns and Trends
  • Managing Workloads
  • Workload scenarios for new products or services
  • Managing seasonal fluctuations
  • Software support
  • Availability, agility, scalability
  • Integration with other systems
  • Security, compliance, and regulatory requirements

Labs, Exercises and Hands-on Activities

  • Working with Tonex Capacity Planning Models and Processes
  • Main Steps for Capacity Planning
  • Determine Service Level Requirements
  • Analyze Current Capacity
  • Planning for the future
  • Service Description
  • Capacity Planning Forecasting

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