Assess the overall project needs for organizational support and communication, technical inputs, stakeholder management, user and customer interaction, and other necessary relationships. Document these interfaces, liaisons, and connections and determine how the project staff will manage them.
As part of project resource planning, perform required skills analysis to determine the skills, knowledge, and experience levels required for necessary project work. Determine the project effort requirements through cost estimating, based on the timing and anticipated staffing of the work. Initial staffing is based on “rough order of magnitude” (ROM) analysis and estimating. Document project staffing needs.