Resource management is the process of identifying, securing and then managing the people needed to complete the activity.
When securing a resource to come and work on an activity, consider the impact on business as usual and capacity planning for the team.
Consider how to ensure the right people are on the right activity by looking at other options such as backfilling or putting on hold less important activity.
Resource Management Templates
A Resource Matrix is a simple tool to be used to track the resource requirements of the initiative. It should be completed in full for each resource required even if they are at zero cost.
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Hints & Tips
- The Resource Matrix is a tool that can be useful when identifying the skills / roles needed to deliver the activity and considering when this is required.
- It can be used to guide a conversation with a resource manager when trying to secure resources.
- A Resource Matrix can identify when resource conflicts are likely to occur.
Microsoft Project Online - Resource Management
A resource management tool is available through Microsoft Project Online. This option is only available to a number of strategic change initiatives. Adoption into this portfolio is based on the scale of investment, impact and risk. If you are unsure whether your initiative is applicable, please contact the Business Change PMO - businesschange-PMO@leeds.ac.uk.