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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Identify Gaps and Document Capabilities

List unmet skill needs. Identify all specific skill requirements for which you lack a credible commitment from a capable, named individual.

Also list the available skills. Resolve any skill gaps through staff acquisition, or seek alternative methods for the work using skills available on the team during project plan development.

Staffing a project with only specialists can be risky, as problems will undoubtedly arise that cross functional boundaries or fall outside the fields covered by staff specialists. Include “generalist” as a required skill at the project level, and work to include people who are adept at handling unexpected situations.

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