Resource Planning

Customers are interested in resources, resource planning, and scheduling for projects they sponsor. They want to know who is working on their deliverable because staffing is a major quality issue. Because scheduling is essentially the process of planning for use of personnel and equipment resources, schedules and their resource files are of direct interest to customers. Good project management requires that there be a process to plan for future resources, to allocate current and projected resources to schedules, and to make shifts in resource management as required. The process must provide for a central resource pool to identify impacts of project schedules and ensure the efficient utilization of the workforce. The resource pool information on the network is shared with management staff and all team members to allow each team member to evaluate the scheduled work assigned and to provide guidance on task definition, durations, start and finish dates, and interdependencies.

Resource conflicts are identified through the resource pool. The project manager and program planner are responsible for identifying conflicts and root causes and involving the team in resolving issues. Corrective actions are taken by the program manager in consultation with the customer.

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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