Great teams understand that resources are never meant to be hoarded and stored. They also understand that resources are not limitless and they plan for the day when they must operate with less. Resources are meant to be used at the appropriate time, appropriate being the operative word. Defining appropriate is the key to resource management. If spending is either always appropriate or never appropriate, then the teams will struggle. Great teams have learned to allocate and reallocate resources in a way that not only meets the needs of today but also preserves resources for the needs of the future.