Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning resources at a high level, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
If your project needs more than a handful of people. …A Staffing Plan can help you line up the right folks. …To build a staffing plan, you need to know the skills required to perform …project tasks. And a high level estimated schedule of …when tasks occur. One way to build a staffing plan is in a Spreadsheet. …You estimate how long you expect big sections of the project to take, and the …skills needed for each of those sections. With this information, start by listing …the skills needed in the cells in the first column.…
Next, use the rest of the columns for time periods. …Typically weeks or months, depending on the overall length of the project. …Finally, you can fill in the cells at the intersection of a skill and time period, …with the number of people you need with that particular skill during that time period. …Another way to build a staffing plan is with a scheduling program. …With this approach, you set-up resources based on the required skills you identified. …With the employee orientation project the skill based resources include an …
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- Identifying the work that needs to be done
- Adding milestones
- Delaying or overlapping tasks with lag and lead time
- Assigning resources
- Balancing workloads
- Adding buffers and baselines to the schedule
- Uncovering and correcting out schedule problems<br><br>
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Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Sequencing Tasks
3. Assigning Resources to Tasks
4. Planning to Balance Workloads
5. Optimizing Schedules
6. Managing Schedules
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