Your project won’t get done by itself. And, if it’s big, you can’t do it all yourself. So, you need resources. But how many people (and how much material and equipment) do you need? Therefore, I explain how to deduce Project resource requirements for your next project.
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The main challenges of Project Resource Management are all about getting things ‘right’:
Therefore, this suggests a number of challenges:
Next, the four steps are:
Against each activity you’ll be able to list the types of skills you’ll require, and the length of time (duration) you will need them for.
You need to match this against capability assessments. And these may include skill or experience levels you require or prefer. For the durations, you will need to understand the craft of estimating and, guess what? Yup, we have videos and guides
Next, is allocating those resources to the task. Here too, there are some great tools to help you with this, which include:
To get the most efficient allocation of resources, you will need to balance their utilization, using resource smoothing and resource leveling.
Note that the steps of applying resources and balancing them up are iterative. You’ll rarely get the best allocation at the first pass.
Finally, when you finish the planning, you’ll move into delivery of your project, and active management of your project resources.
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I asked Project Managers in a couple of forums what material things you need to have, to do your job as a Project Manager. They responded magnificently. I compiled their answers into a Kit list. I added my own.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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