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Project Management (a quick tutorial) - Project Staffing

Project Staffing

Most projects require a project team.  It is important to plan your staffing needs and identifying the required work effort.  Determine the level of effort required and determine the needed commitment level. 

Is there a match between the effort and level of commitment? 
If not, take action…

Minimize the team size.

Doubling the number of people four-folds the synchronization effort.
Goldratt, Critical Chain

Understand the extent of potential conflicts with other responsibilities, vacations, holidays and other projects, to name a few.

Understand the need for training.  Is everyone fully trained and experienced, or is some training and support needed?

I  Word to the Wise – Specialists and Support

Projects often require specialists.  As an example - Project control specialists include specialists skilled in schedule, quality, documentation, contracts, procurement and cost management… 

You can extend your team with support from professional organizations and networking groups.  As an example Linkedin.com has several project management groups. 

F  Voice of Experience – Project organizational chart

Develop an organizational chart for your project.  Often team members are assigned to a project without knowing their specific role.  An org chart allows the roles and responsibilities to be defined.  It will also define the communication path within your project. 

Will everyone support your project or compete for leadership?  This is especially important for senior managers as they are often outside the project structure, requiring special interaction and support.

 


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Project management is the process of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve project goals.

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What is Construction Project Management?

Construction Project Management is project management that applies to the construction sector.  Construction Project Management includes the overall planning, coordination and control of a project from inception to completion aimed at meeting a client’s requirements in order to produce a functionally and financially viable project.

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