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Advanced Multi-Project Management by Kathleen Austin, Gerald Kendall

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18. Step 6: Resourcing

The Premise

The high-level network diagram of the work of the project has been completed and checked. The next step (Step 6) is to determine resources (skill level and quantity) that could be assigned to perform the tasks. As pointed out in Chapter 5, this step does not assign named resources (specific people) to perform tasks. Instead this step identifies the number and type of resource skill(s) capable of performing to the required level of quality and task completion criteria.

In keeping with the desire to increase the speed of executing the project, we will assign as many resources as practical to each task in this step. The more resources we can assign to a task, without causing unmanageable waste in executing ...

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