Establishes project roles and responsibilities, project organization charts, and the staffing management plan including the timetable for staff acquisition and release.


Identifying and documenting project roles, responsibilities, required skills, reporting relationships, and creating a staffing management plan.


Human resource planning is used to determine and identify human resources with the necessary skills required for project success. The human resource management plan describes how the roles and responsibilities, reporting relationships, and staffing management will be addressed and structured within a project. It also contains the staffing management plan including timetables for staff acquisition and release, identification of training needs, team-building strategies, plans for recognition and rewards programs, compliance considerations, safety issues, and the impact of the staffing management plan on the organization.

Effective human resource planning should consider and plan for the availability of or competition for scarce resources. Project roles can be designated for teams or team members. Those teams or team members can be from inside or outside the organization performing the project. Other projects may be competing for human resources with the same competencies or skill sets. Given these factors, project costs, schedules, risks, quality, and other project areas may be significantly affected.


  • Project Management Plan
  • Activity Resource Requirements


  • Human Resource Management Plan


  • Organization Charts and Position Descriptions
  • Networking
  • Organizational Theory
  • Expert Judgement
  • Meetings

Task Instructions:

Identify Resources, Tools and Training Needs

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