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Resource Management


Location:  PMKI > PMBoK Knowledge Areas > Resource Management. 

This subject focuses the processes needed to identify, acquire and manage the resources needed to accomplish the work of the project /program.

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Topics included in Resource Management:

- Plan resource management
- Estimate resource requirements
- Acquire resources
- Develop and manage the project team (see below)
- Control resources
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Other related subjects within the PMKI:

- Personal Ethics
- Competencies & Interpersonal Skills
- Leadership & Motivation
- PM Qualifications.    



Temporary Subject List - this page is being rebuilt:

  • Teams,  Team development and Trust
    • Blg: Developing your team. You are responsible for building the team you lead! One of the key stakeholder management roles fulfilled by effective team leaders and project managers is helping their team members grow and improve.   
    • WP: Complexity Theory & Teams. Complexity theory helps understand the social behaviours of teams and the networks of people involved in and around a project.  
    • WP: The Art of Delegation. Delegation is when you assign responsibility to another person to carry out a specific task, and is one of the most important management skills to master.    
    • Blg: HPWP Lessons from Manufacturing (High Performance Work Practices). Applying HPWP in a project team environment to create success.   
    • Art: Practical Stakeholder Engagement.  SCARF the basic elements of effective stakeholder engagement - achieving an effective engagement with your team, leading to a constructive dialogue that helps create project success does need planning, processes and time.  
    • Art: Fairs Fair - Process & Procedural Fairness. Process fairness is quite distinct from outcome fairness. When you have to deliver bad news to a person, the processes you use are at least as important as the decision you have made.   
    • WP: Conflict Management.  The ability to deal with conflict effectively is directly related to overall management success and is a key aspect of relationship management.
    • ArtWhy are they (you) fighting?.  Emotions kick in quicker and are far more powerful than rational thought. Fight or flight is one of the most basic of survival strategies andhas to be managed to reduce conflict .  
    • Art: Eliminating the fear factor.   Drive out fear, so that everyone may work effectively for the company. If people are people are fearful of being ‘blamed’, the last thing they will do is pass on accurate information about an issue or a problem.          
    • Art: Perspectives on time!.  People see time differently. For some, time flows from the future into the present and on to the past at a steady rate; our plans for tomorrow become the actions of today and then the memories of times past. Others see time as a river carrying them forward to an uncertain future. Understanding these perspectives helps deal with different attitudes to punctuality.   
    • WP: Six Thinking Hats. A thinking tool for group discussion and to assist individual thinking.    
    • WP: The Value of Trust. Trust is a key element in the effective management of project teams and contracts. High levels of trust speeds up decisions and lowers costs.    
    • PP: Trust: a tale of two constructions.  Building and maintaining trust through understanding stakeholder relationships. This paper contrasts two projects and the effect of different contractual arrangements on their respective supply chains, to show how an attitude of sharing risk and a focus on building and maintaining robust relationships can lead to more efficient project delivery.  
    • Blg: Credit, Trust and Emotions. There is no credit without trust because there is always asymmetrical information in every transaction. But how much trust someone is willing to invest is driven by emotions as much s by logic.    

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