Using the Organizational Process Assets

Many projects within any organization are similar to past projects. For example, an architecture firm designs buildings, an IT consultancy may design software or networks, and a manufacturer manufactures things. Within each of these disciplines, and countless others, there are projects that are similar to projects that have gone before. The past project records, lessons learned, and even past staffing management plans can be adapted for the current project. Organizational process assets provide two elements for human resources planning that you should know for your PMI exam:

• Templates Using past project records, including older staffing management plans as a base for the current project, is a great example of using past projects as templates for the current project—something the PMBOK loves to mention.

• Checklists Here's another theme throughout the PMBOK. Checklists, when it comes to planning for human resources, attempt to identify common elements within similar projects. Ideal things that a checklist can help the project management team identify include:

• Roles and responsibilities

• Competencies for the project work

• Training programs

• Team ground rules

• Safety issues

• Compliancy

• Rewards and recognition considerations

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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