Using slot-based scheduling software can help professionals and teams prioritize work, meet deadlines, and organize workflow. This approach can improve team productivity and engagement.

Slot-based schedules can be used to track different tasks, due dates, and projects. They can also be used to allocate resources, set important deadlines, and organize consultations with staff. This method can be useful for professionals, such as financial consultants, who need to manage their time and communicate changes to other staff.

Slot-based scheduling is often applicable to tracking different projects, such as those in the technology or health care fields. It can also be useful for organizing informal meetings and presentations with managers.

BigQuery’s slot estimator can help you model how adding slots or moving to reservations will affect performance. It allows you to see how your slot capacity has been affected over the last seven days, as well as for specific projects. You can also view job latency percentiles and peak utilization periods.

This approach is also useful for modeling the cost of slot capacity. It’s easy to see how slot capacity affects your on-demand billing and flat-rate billing. You can even use it to recommend additional slots for on-demand billing customers.

The slot recommender is a feature in the BigQuery slot estimator that helps users evaluate the performance of their slot capacity. The recommendation appears under the graph of historical usage.

You can use the recommender to calculate the cost of the estimated number of slots for a project, and to model how adding or removing slots will affect your on-demand billing.