PMP Exam Prep – Project Human Resources Management

Project Human Resources Management

This Knowledge area consists of 4 processes:

  • Plan Human Resource Management
  • Aquire Project Team
  • Develop Project Team
  • Manage Project Team

Project Human Resources

  • The process of identifying and documenting project roles, responsibilities, and required skills, reporting relationships and creating a staffing management plan.

Key Inputs

  • Project Management Plan
  • Activity Resource Requirements
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Assets

Tools and Techniques

  • Organizational Charts
  • Networking
  • Organizational Theory
  • Expert Judgement
  • Meetings

Key Outputs

  • Human Resource Management Plan

Aquire Project Team

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

Key Inputs

  • Project Management Plan

Tools and Techniques

  • pre-assignment
    • Team member are selected in advance
  • Negotiation
    • When the project management team negotiates the staff assignments.
  • Acquisition
    • Hire outside consultants

Key Outputs

  • Project Staff Assignments
  • Resource Calendars

Develop Project Team

  • The process of improving the competencies, team interaction, and the overall team environment to enhance project performance.

Key Inputs

  • Project Staff Assignments
  • Project Management Plan
  • Resource Calendars

Tools and Techniques

  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Traning
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Ground Rules
  • colocation
  • Recognition and Awards

Key Outputs

  • Team Performance Assessments

Manage Project Team

  • The process of tracking team members performance, providing feedback, resolving issues, and managing changes to optimize project performance.

Key Inputs

  • Project Staff Assignments
  • Project Management Plan
  • Team Performance Assesments
  • Performance Report

Tools and Techinques

  • Observations and Conversation
  • Project Performance Appraisals
  • Conflict Management
  • Issue Log
  • Interpersonal Skills

Key Outpust

  • Change Requests
"Material in this blog post are based on the text, Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project
Management Body of Knowledge (PEMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition, Project Management, Institute, Inc 2013"

"The definitions in this blog post are taken from the Glossarey of the Project Management Institue,
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) - Fifthe Edition,
Project Management Institue, Inc. 2013"

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