Identifying the Roles and Responsibilities

Human resource planning accomplishes wonderful things. It communicates what resources the project will need, the roles and responsibilities the project team will play on the project, the structure of the project team, and more. One of the fundamental things that human resource planning does for the project is to identify the attributes of the project team. You'll need to know these four terms for your PMI examination:

• Role This person is responsible for a specific portion of the project. Roles are usually tied to job titles, such as network engineer, mechanical engineer, and electrician. It's what a person does.

• Responsibility A responsibility is the work that a role performs. More precisely, it's the work that a project team member is responsible for within the project.

• Authority Project team members may have authority over other project team members, have the ability to make decisions, and even sign approvals for project work and purchases. The authority level defines which project team member has what level of authority within the project.

• Competency This attribute defines what talents, skills, and capacities are needed to complete the project work. If there is a skill gap, then training, development, hiring, and even schedule and scope changes should be enacted.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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