When is it necessary to "level load" a project?, Assigning Project Resources


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Research the activity of assigning resources to a project and discuss the following:

  • The steps a project manager must take to make sure their project is receiving adequate support.
  • Techniques used in the assignment of resources (human capital).
  • When is it necessary to "level load" a project?
  • Steps a project manager would take if the needed resources were not available for their project

The paper is to be no more than 3 pages, in APA format.

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The steps a project manager must take to make sure their project is receiving adequate
Scope definition: this entails elaborating the mission of the project in terms of duration the
project will take and the amount of resources to be utilized from the beginning of the project to
the end of it. This acts as the pointer of the project and as result the project stays focused and
committed to the mission. Defining scope also involves informing the related parties concerned
in project implementation about the steps to be followed in carrying out the project, new changes
as well as answering any question that might arise in the course of the time. A project manager
together with the sponsors of the project should design the project scope and communicate it to
the supporting staff who will take the idea down for implementation purposes (Kerzner, 2013).
A well elaborated project will ultimately succeed because the support for the same is entirely
Sufficient resource allocation: every project to run uninterrupted, adequate allocation of
resources should be done appropriately. Resources in terms of funds, man power, supervision
and time are very significant to the success of any project. Project Manager must be keen to
resource allocation to every project in order to ensure smooth running of activities. It is through
resource allocation that deadlines are beat...

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