Estimate Activity Resources

Estimate Activity Resources is the process of estimating the type and quantities of material, people, equipment, and supplies required to perform each schedule activity. The Estimate Activity Resource process is closely coordinated with the Estimate Costs process (Section 7.1). For example:

• A construction project team will need to be familiar with local building codes. Such knowledge is often readily available from local sellers. However, if the local labor pool lacks experience with unusual or specialized construction techniques, the additional cost for a consultant might be the most effective way to secure knowledge of the local building codes.

• An automotive design team will need to be familiar with the latest in automated assembly techniques. The requisite knowledge might be obtained by hiring a consultant, by sending a designer to a seminar on robotics, or by including someone from manufacturing as a member of the project team.

Table 6-4. Estimate Activity Resources: Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs


Tools & Techniques


2. Activity attributes

3. Resource calendars

4. Enterprise environmental factors

5. Organizational process assets

2. Alternatives analysis

3. Published estimating data

4. Bottom-up estimating

5. Project management software

1. Activity resource requirements

2. Resource breakdown structure

3. Project document updates

Figure 6-5. Estimate Activity Resource Data Flow Diagram

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