Importance of Human Resources in Software Projects
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by Arindam Ghosh
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Acquire Project Team: Outputs

Project Staff Assignments

When appropriate people have been assigned to work on it, the Project is staffed. Documentation can include a project team directory, memos to team members, and names inserted into other parts of the project management plan, such as project organization charts and schedules.

Resource Availability

It documents the time periods each project team member can work on the project. Creating a reliable final schedule depends on having a good understanding of each person’s schedule conflicts, including vacation time and commitments to other projects.

Updates in Staffing Management Plan

Staffing management plan may need some changes because people seldom fit the exact staffing requirements that are planned, as sometimes-specific people are required to fill the project roles and responsibilities. Other reasons for changing the staffing management plan include promotions, retirements, illnesses, performance issues, and changing workloads.

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Title: Importance of Human Resources in Software Projects   
Name: Toti Bayudan
Date: 2007-05-01 10:54:56 PM
I found your article very interesting and helpful. I think it would help us more if you could point us to case studies where
human resources are clearly critical either to the success or failure of a software project. Thanks.

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