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Staffing Plan

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Staffing Plan is one of the project management deliverable you can create with our project management lifecycle software.

Staffing Plan is sometimes known as Human Resources Plan. The purpose of the Staffing Plan is to achieve project success by ensuring the appropriate human resources with the necessary skills are acquired.

This article shows you how to develop a Staffing Plan.

Activity 1: Staffing Planning

Identify roles for project team members

The roles and responsibilities of project team members and other stakeholders must be clearly defined in any project. In this step, you are required to review the list of stakeholder roles identified by including the roles for project team members.

Staffing Plan: Project Roles

Review and confirm the contact information for each stakeholder

Review the stakeholders’ contact information. Make sure the contacts of the stakeholders newly entered in the previous step are documented.

Present the responsibilities of team members (RACI)

Present the responsibilities of team members as they relate to project tasks, using a RACI matrix. In the matrix, major project stakeholders are listed as rows, while the work packages (identified when developing the Work Breakdown Structure) are listed as columns.

Staffing Plan: RACI Chart

Perform staffing estimates and acquisition

Staffing management consists of the description of staffing resource needs, reasons why staffing is needed, timing of adding and releasing staff as well as training and gap assessment of current staff. In this step you are required to provide detail on the followings:

  • Staffing Estimates: Document the project’s estimated staffing requirements.
  • Staffing Acquisition Strategy: Describe how required resources will be acquired to conduct project work

Staffing Plan: Staffing Estimates