What is Utilization Rate?

Resource management terminology


The Utilization Rate is the rate at which you utilize the total available time of your resources for project-based time. It’s a percentage scale from 0 – 100%, but usually the ideal utilization rate is set at around 80%. This limitation is caused by natural necessities, including internal meetings, training, and other non-billable activities.

Having a healthy utilization rate is the result of good scheduling practices. A team scheduling tool is often used for this purpose.


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