Role of a resource manager in a project management context

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In this article you will get to know what a resource manager is, what he does and which techniques he can use within a project management context. So let’s start of what a resource manager does.

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Role of a resource manager in a project management context

  1. 1. Role of the Resource Manager within the Project Management Context<br />http://everyonecanmanage.com<br />
  2. 2. In this article you will get to know what a resource manager is, what he does and which techniques he can use within a project management context. So let’s start of what a resource manager does.<br />A resource manager’s ultimate goal is to ensure that the available business assets and resources are efficiently used. The ideal situation is a utilization of 100% of the resources. <br />
  3. 3. A resource manager’s ultimate goal is to ensure that the available business assets and resources are efficiently used. The ideal situation is a utilization of 100% of the resources<br />In projects it is important to manage resources (assets and people) in a good way. This contributes a lot to the successful completion of the project within given deadlines.<br />
  4. 4. So how can a project manager make sure that resources are highly utilized? Well, first we need to look at what data he needs in order to do his job.<br />1. the demands for various resources,2. resource demand forecast3. resources’ configurations an usage for the demand4. supply of the resources5. forecast of the supply<br />
  5. 5. In order to get the above information and control resource allocation in a project context, he needs to employ a few techniques. He needs to identify the Mintzberg Role of each team member. He also needs to track individual and team performance, providing feedback, resolving issues and coordinating changes.<br />
  6. 6. In a project the most important resources are employees. However, other resource data needs also to be collected and to be processed. This way the project stays on schedule and people are working very effectively. This will result in a high utilization rate. A manager can also use specialy designed project management software and time management tools to make his work easier.<br />

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