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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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Resolve Gaps

Use existing organizational procedures and resources to fill out your project team through reassignment of internal resources whenever possible.

If there are still remaining staffing issues, develop a staffing plan to resolve them through:

  • Negotiating increased commitments from part-time team members

  • Team development of existing staff to build new skills

  • Procurement planning and external source selection to outsource work

  • Recruiting and hiring additional staff

  • Other methods for obtaining additional staff

If you cannot add needed staff in a timely manner, negotiate project changes to scope or timing that are consistent with the resources you have. Rely on planned overtime only as a last resort, and if you must do it, add it as a significant ...

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