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 get a clear view to the company’s resource allocations, which contributes to a better project planning and execution of projects.
Firstly, get to the website of your organisation’s Silverbucket environment (ex. organisationname.agbucket.com) which will lead you to a sign in page. Fill in your username (usually in the form of firstname.surname) or email and your password.
When signing in for the first time or if password is lost, click “reset your password” which will result in a password reset request email.
Please read the email for further instructions.
In Silverbucket resource allocations are managed between three cornerstones that are a role, a person and a project. The resource allocation is always made to a role in a project and the role can be assigned to someone or it will be assigned. When assigned, the role is given to a person. When unassigned, the role is waiting to be assigned to a person. The benefit of an unassigned role is that the need of a certain know-how in a project is identified. The role should be assigned latest when the unassigned role allocation is due.
Main concepts behind resource allocations (project types)
As mentioned earlier, resourcing is always made for a person or a role in a project. Hence, projects play an important role in Silverbucket. There are few project types that have a great symbolic and functional meaning: 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 other than project work, such as meetings and trainings, and invoiceable projects stand for the actual project work.
Projects have also a probability. 100% means that the project is in production and less than 100% means that the projects is a planned project with a certain X% probability.
Resource allocation scales and time modes
There are three different allocation scales and three different time modes for updating and viewing the resource allocation data. You can make resource allocations with relative (percentages), hours, days (man days) and FTE, and use quarters, months, weeks and days as the time mode.