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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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Analyze Existing Resources

Identify all committed initial staffing, and document the initial project team roster during organizational planning. Determine available resources, using information from project initiation documentation such as a project charter. Describe the equipment, funding, and other resources that your project can depend on.

Assess the realistically available effort provided by committed project staff. Ask people about other commitments, anticipated time off, and any other factors that could reduce the amount of effort available. For extended team members, be realistic about how much effort “part time” on the project actually represents, and be skeptical of optimistic-sounding promises from staff members working on multiple ...

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