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Capacity planning at a University

What are some examples of capacity planning at a university?

What are good and poor practices?

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Capacity planning at a University
What are some examples of capacity planning at a university?
What are good and poor practices?

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Capacity planning can be defined as the planning of the future use of available resources by what has taken place in the past and what is currently being planned for the future. In other words, capacity planning is the process of determining the production capacity needed by an organization to meet changing demands for its products [1]. A proverb says "any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts." This proverb gives a clear idea about what capacity planning actually stands for [2].

Capacity planning requires the use of common sense. One can easily add another system to the existing ones, but here is the common sense, which asks - what could be the possible effect of the new system on the other systems. The new system could possibly affect various factors of the other systems. Above all, capacity planning requires one to keep abreast of the facts and rumors. A capacity plan needs to keep track of what happened in the past and what is being planned for the future. The questions related with capacity planning could be- are future versions of a system going to use more resources? Are there plans to add new systems to the current load? As time goes by the future becomes clearer and adjustments are made to previous plans [1] [2].

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Capacity planning can be defined as the planning of the future use of available resources by what has taken place in the past and what is currently being planned for the future. In other words, capacity planning is the process of determining the production capacity needed by an organization to meet changing demands for its products [1]. A proverb says "any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts." This proverb gives a clear idea about what capacity planning actually stands for [2].

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