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Skill Gap and Glut Outlook Management Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014433D
Original Publication Date: 2001-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

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Disclosed is a description of using a Resource Management database to identify organization skill gaps and gluts. Database views can be built to quickly identify the skill portfolio that is meaningful to development executives, resource and project managers within a development organization. Captured within each resource record in the database, is basic information about the employee, such as Name, Department, Location information, Manager, Division, etc. as well as skill information that spans categories, such as Roles (Programmer, Project Manager, Architect, etc.), Operating Systems, Technology skills, Computer Languages, Tools, etc. Location information may be broken down into (1) City (2) Region (3) Organization Division or Sector, etc. With this basic information, the database can view the data in many different ways. An example is to view all the Java programmers across the Northeast Region, within Division ABC, across the entire corporation, within a particular city, or within a department. Using this information, the skills portfolio can be tracked across many levels of criteria. Therefore, education and/or hiring decisions can be made at a detail, or broad level based on the level of information that is necessary at the time. This information solves the dynamic problem by building real-time database views of all the skills and role information within the database. All roles that have been identified by/for every resource within the database, can be viewed at a location, or a geography basis. All roles are categorized by name, so easy identification of particular roles (for instance, Project Manager, Solution Architect) are easily located, identified and quickly driven down in detail as to where these roles and skills reside, within which organization, and who the manager of those people are. Project Manager, Development Executives, Education Planners will all have a need for this data, and for different reasons. A resource database of this nature, with this type of information, will satisfy this diverse audience.