Traditional workforce planning models through outsourcing, contingent workforce programs and internal programs need to be addressed in novel ways in order to stay relevant in today’s market. Organizations that are best able to attract, develop, adapt, and move quickly as well as retain talent (whether consulting through full-time employees) are weathering the storm the best.
Resource quality is significantly more important than ever before in an Agile environment. This coupled with talent shortages means it's important to get the correct resources in place, keep them engaged, long-term human capital plan, and have succession plans in place in the event of unforeseen changes in various sprints and iterations or attrition. In order to keep talent engaged and to maximize cost efficiency, it is important to select the correct resource teams that play to the capabilities of each individual.