In this video, Bonnie Biafore walks through how to assign people who work part-time, teams with several members, or teams spread out across geographic locations.
- Getting assignments right for part-time workers…and teams is important to forecasting…the project schedule accurately.…When you assign a part-time worker,…the first step is specifying the person's availability…to the project.…Suppose you expected a full-time editor for two weeks,…but the editor works half time on the project.…When you assign the editor,…you can adjust the assignment…to reflect the half time schedule.…
You might also specify when the part-timer works.…When an activity requires interaction with others,…you have to schedule the work for a day and time…that the person is available.…Think about the editor who works half time.…If you schedule a status meeting with the editor,…you have to schedule it during the editor's work hours.…An alternative approach is to ask a part-time worker…if they can work when the activity is scheduled.…
This approach is good when a meeting includes several people…and most of them can already make it at the same time.…Another special case in assigning resources…is handling a team of workers with the same skills.…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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