9.2 Acquire Project Team

"The process of confirming human resource availability and obtaining the team necessary to complete project activities."

The definition shown above in italics is taken from the Glossary of the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013 Figure 9-7 Page 267

  • Pre Assignment – project resources being selected (and promised) in advance
  • Confirm HR requirements for the project
  • Negotiation
    • Talk with line/functional managers, other teams, external sources
    • Obtain the team necessary to complete project assignments
  • Sometimes you don't have the control over who you get; still have to assess their skills and decide their best fit in the project
  • May need to look outside for suppliers
  • Involve procurement when necessary
  • Communication is key

Multi Criteria Decision Analysis

Selection Criteria for acquiring team personnel include:

  • Availability – yes or no at times required
  • Cost – in budget or too costly
  • Experience
  • Ability -> skills and competencies
  • Knowledge – can be gained on the job
  • Attitude – best fit with project requirements
  • Fit in team (different role types)
  • Others – time zone; communication

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