In the Plan Human Resource Management process, you plan out exactly which resources you’ll need, what their roles and responsibilities are, and how you’ll train your team and make sure they stay motivated.
Project Management plan
• The project life cycle and the processes that will be applied to each phase,
• How work will be executed to accomplish the project objectives,
• A change management plan that documents how changes will be monitored and controlled,
• A configuration management plan that documents how configuration management will be performed,
• How integrity of the project baselines will be maintained, and
• Needs and methods of communication among stakeholders.
Organizational process assets
• Organizational standard processes, policies, and role descriptions
• Templates for organizational charts and position descriptions
• Lessons learned on organizational structures that have worked in previous projects
• Escalation procedures for handling issues within the team and within the performing organization.
Enterprise environmental factors
• Organizational culture and structure,
• Existing human resources,
• Geographical dispersion of team members,
• Personnel administration policies, and
• Marketplace conditions.
Activity resource requirements
Human resource planning uses activity resource requirements to determine the
human resource needs for the project.
Organization charts and position
Various formats exist to document team member roles and responsibilities.
The objective is to ensure that each work package has an unambiguous owner and that all team members
have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
Networking is the formal and informal interaction with others in an organization, industry, or professional
environment. It is a constructive way to understand political and interpersonal factors that will impact the
effectiveness of various staffing management options
Organizational theory provides information regarding the way in which people, teams, and organizational
units behave. Effective use of common themes identified in organizational theory can shorten the amount of time,
cost, and effort needed to create the Plan Human Resource Management process outputs and improve planning
• List the preliminary requirements for the required skills;
• Assess the roles required for the project based on standardized role descriptions within the organization;
• Determine the preliminary effort level and number of resources needed to meet project objectives;
• Determine reporting relationships needed based on the organizational culture;
• Provide guidelines on lead time required for staffing, based on lessons learned and market conditions;
• Identify risks associated with staff acquisition, retention, and release plans; and
• Identify and recommend programs for complying with applicable government and union contracts.