With the portfolio, program and project functionality, an institution can make long, medium and short-term planning of the projects that are to be implemented in the coming period. The Gantt Chart can be used to show the project structure, turnaround times, deadlines and the products to be delivered. With the Gantt Chart, you can use the ‘What If’ lead times to continue analysis to see what the most efficient project structure is. The precedence relations can be used to link project components to each other and to identify where possible problems may arise during the execution of the project (critical path determination).

At a high level, a department budget can be made annually, especially for employee resources and the way in which these resources have been allocated to the project(s). In this way, staff shortages can be made visible and a decision can be made to, for example, attract new researchers or temporarily compensate the shortage by hiring researchers.