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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Where Will the People Come From?

Staffing a project can be difficult because co-workers are already buried in their own work and hiring outsiders is expensive. Typically, your options are limited by people’s availability and their cost. But an organization that wants or needs to complete a project must make staff available even if it means pulling people off other projects or bringing in outside help. Staffing options include the following:
• Using your own staff and other people from your department
• Using staff from other departments
• Contracting with consultants, outside vendors, or temporary agencies
• Hiring and training new staff
As with most business options, each of these choices has an upside and a downside involved. Just working ...

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