Identifying existing resources and the need for additional resources is an important aspect in choosing the right team members. It's a chicken or egg dilemma. In this video, learn how to balance what your plan requires with the people available. Start with the plan, see who you can get, then adjust your plan, go back to the people, and repeat until everything is resolved.
- If only it was as simple…as just asking for the people you want…and then you get them.…In reality, I think the way the process works…is that you make your ideal plan using all the ideal people…and other resources that you want.…And at least the plan is internally consistent,…by which I mean,…you can do all the tasks you want to…providing you get the resources you're expecting.…All the resource profiles…for the various projects interlock perfectly…and you can do it all on time, to budget…without resource problems.…
You then go and ask for the resources…and it turns out that you can only get 80%…of the quantity you needed.…And of that reduced quantity,…it's only 80% of the quality you wanted.…Some of the people aren't the ones you ideally…would have chosen.…And you can't have all of them at the times you wanted.…Some of them are only available later than ideal.…So that's another factor messing up your plan.…So, you go back to your plan and move it around a bit.…And some parts can work with the changes…but some parts can't.…
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- What is program management?
- Planning from the bottom up vs. top down
- Resource planning
- Managing projects, resources, and time
- Getting the staff you need
- Self-organizing teams