Developing the Project Staffing Management Plan

As resource assignments that consider job and team fit, career plans, and project needs are made to activities in the WBS, a project-staffing plan takes shape. Typically, this information is entered into a project management scheduling tool, such as Microsoft Project or an equivalent, and a staffing plan can start to be generated. Ultimately, this information becomes part of the software project management plan (SPMP), discussed elsewhere. The staffing plan will show how many of each role the project will need and when they will be needed. Some of this information will need to come from the dependency and scheduling activities described in Chapter 14, "Considering Dependencies," and Chapter 15, "Scheduling the Work." The staffing management plan is especially helpful for large development projects where many skilled people must be hired to fulfill project requirements months or years into the future. Typically, these are represented as histograms, with units expressed as hours or full-time equivalents (FTEs). An example staffing plan histogram is shown inFigure 12-4.

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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