Project Resource Management Includes Having the Right Technical Workforce
This week I'll be presenting project management training and coaching a project portfolio management activity. Project management training will focus on project execution, so the selected projects finish faster with better results. Portfolio management will confront the problem of more projects than human resources.
Both of these problems are important, and the training and prioritization activities we'll conduct will make the organization more productive. All of this, however, relies on the assumption that we have the right people available to do the work. The right people, with the necessary technical skills.
That assumption underlies all project management training and consulting activities. But if the people aren't there, we strike out.
Steve Trautman has some answers that change the way we think about this problem. His new book, Do You Have WHO It Takes, breaks down the problem, strips away the myths and mystery, and provides a practical, data-driven framework.