Resource Management – a TODO list

Quite some time back, I had listed various aspects of resource management on project. This was really in bulleted list format. But even in this form it is quite usable. Here it is:

Aspects of Resource planning & management

– People Management – Key areas

  • · Individual goals
  • · Work time restrictions
  • · Interpersonal relationships
  • · Handling egos & other emotional issues
  • · Distinction between long task and avoiding work
  • · Distinction between commitment and productivity

– Planning induction of resources in team

  • · Identification of resource requirements

o Defining skills required

o Soft skills

§ Client Communication

§ Client business understanding

§ Scope management

o Semi Technical skills

§ Configuration Management

§ Defect management

§ Build Management

§ Backups & BCP management

o Technology skills

§ User Interface

§ Usability

§ Look & Feel

§ Scripting

§ Core components

§ Data Access

§ Database

§ Architecture & Design

  • · Working with gaps in skills

o Impact on effort

o Impact on schedule

o Training needs

o Risks

Induction process

  • · Raising request for resources

o Within Account

o Delivery Center (DC) level

o Corporate level

  • · Assessing resources

o Identify assessors

o Provide clear req. to assessors

o Skill gap analysis

o accepting resource

  • · Inducting resources

o Core skill gaps training

o Semi Technical and Soft skills training

  • · Planning for identification to induction lead time

o Calculate the lead time

o
Workout the latest date for inducting a resource

  • · Contingency plan for delays in getting resources

o Plan for backup resource

– Planning for resource activities

  • Project Core activities
    • Planned activities
    • Team meetings
    • Environment setup
      • Desk allocation
      • Hardware setup
      • Software setup
    • Configuration tool connectivity
      • Source Control setup & folder sharing
      • Initial checkout
      • Daily check-ins
      • Daily build & deployment
    • Client calls
    • Onsite team calls
    • Timesheet
      • Entry
      • Approval
  • Account level activities
    • Conducting Interviews
    • Meetings & trainings
      • Management reviews
      • KSS (Knowledge Sharing Sessions) & Generic trainings
      • Town hall meetings
    • Fun activities
      • Quarterly meets
      • Fun games and team building
  • DC level activities
    • Fire drills
    • Exhibitions, Road shows, Quarterly meets
  • Individual level activities
    • Visa applications
    • Claims, Leaves, Reimbursement applications
    • Goal settings and Appraisals

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