Determine Required Resources

Estimate resources necessary for the project. The process requires both an overall assessment of the amount of each type of resource and specific identification of skills, responsibility, and details.

At the highest level, resource planning uses cost budgeting to determine the total expected cost of a project by accumulating the cost estimations associated with each project activity definition.

Use effort estimation (generally the largest component of cost estimation) combined with schedule development to develop a required resource profile. A time-scaled histogram from a software tool for project management, a spreadsheet, or other analysis can be used to determine the amount of project staffing needed for each ...

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