Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Procuring resources, part of Project Management Foundations: Schedules (2013).
The schedule you build isn't done, until you know who's going to do the work and …when they can do it. Peoples availability and skill levels can …significantly effect what your schedule looks like. …That's why, knowing how to find and obtain the best resources for your …project is a valuable business skill. How you line up resources depends on …where they come from, and the processes your organization has for procurement. …If you're new to Procuring Resources, ask your HR department, your manager or other …project managers, how long the process usually takes.…
Add that amount of time to your plan, before project task are supposed to start. …If you're staffing your project with in-house resources, start by identifying …any existing processes for obtaining the people, and other resources you need. …In small organizations you might go directly to the people who have the right skills. …In larger organizations, you might ask managers for commitments to provide those people. …As the project start date approaches, finalize those commitments by nailing …
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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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