How to Identify Resources in Project Management
According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a resource can be defined as something that you need and can be used to achieve whatever you want to achieve. In this article, I want to talk about how you can identify resources that will be needed for you to achieve your project objectives. Follow me as we look at this vital component of your project together.
There is a need for you to identify all the resources that will be needed in order for you to carry out all the activities in your work package. You must take a critical look at your work package and work at all the resources that you will need in order to achieve all your work packages.
After you might have identified all the resources that you need to execute your project, you need to identify the number of resources that you need in order to execute your project.
Most at times, while trying to identify resources, you may just know the number of people that you need from a particular department but you do not know the actual number of people that you need for a particular project. You need to know the actual number of people that you need before you even commence the project in earnest.
There is a need for you to know the duration that it will take each of the resources to complete a particular task. This becomes necessary because your resources might be engaged in another task. Knowing the duration of each of the committed tasks will help them to prepare themselves ahead of the task.
#4 Resource calendar
There is the need for you to refer to the Resource Calendar so as to know when each of the resources will be available. If you are using third parties for your project, you need to create a special calendar for them. This will help you not to fix the resource to a time when they will not be available for your project.
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