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Key Elements of a Capacity Plan


Successful Capacity Planning requires balancing Demand and Supply Trade-offs.


Demand planning requires forecasting peak capacity requirements and performance targets.


Supply planning requires identification and remediation of capacity bottlenecks - architecture, software and hardware.


To ensure balance between demand and supply, requires instrumentation and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Stress tests to prove capacity headroom.

The devil is in the detail

"The devil is very busy, and no one knows better than he, that nothing is stronger than its weakest link” 

C Kingsley, 1856. 


We have extensive experience of successfully completing major, transformational capacity programmes in the Financial markets sector. Our experience allows to reuse proven tools and approaches to deliver results reliably and efficiently. Why reinvent the wheel!



Forecasting Models

We have built Excel Forecast Models to use historical volume trends and apply different statistical forecasting functions to help to determine future capacity needs.



Capacity Frameworks

We believe structure and process is essential. It helps to embed capacity planning into the day-to-day processes. However it must be light and practical to ensure its adopted easily. It must be seen as a means to an end and not an end in itself.


Heatmaps, Executive Dashboards and Balanced Scorecards

A picture paints a thousand words. We distill important management information into visual maps and dashboards and progress scorecards. This allows management to easily identify and focus on issues and roadblocks.



Training Courses tailored to your needs

We develop training courses to enable your staff to plan and execute capacity programmes.