Mastering Project Resource Management: Tips for Success

Adriana Girdler

Things you need to know about managing project resources effectively Running a successful project is about managing your scope, time, and budget… but you can’t …

Things you need to know about managing project resources effectively

Running a successful project is about managing your scope, time, and budget… but you can’t do that without understanding your resources.

You need to know how to manage project resources.

So, let’s talk about project resource management tips.

What is project resource management?

Project resource management is about identifying, acquiring, and managing the resources needed for the successful completion of the project. You need to ensure that the right resources will be available at the right time.

What are some resources that you have to consider?

  • Human resources: These are the people that you need to bring onto your project to execute tasks.
  • Financial resources: How much budget do you need for this project?
  • Materials/equipment/supplies: These are the physical things that you need to execute tasks.

It all starts with planning

In order to get really good at project resource management, you need to get clear on what exactly you’re doing in the project, how many people are needed, who is needed, and what you need to purchase to get it done.

One great way to lay out this information is through the scope statement.

When you get clear on what needs to happen in the project by asking the right questions, you can start the process of effective resource management.

More tips on project resource management

There are a few more tips I want to lay out for you about project resource management to ensure you’re successful. Watch my latest YouTube video to find out the rest of those tips.

If you want even more project manager tips on every aspect of managing a successful project, make sure you check out my SLAY Project Management course where I give you all the templates, tips, and techniques to implement if you want all your future projects to be productive and successful.

Adriana Girdler, PMP | Creator of Slay Project Management

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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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