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Develop a Project Resource Estimation Process

Published: 05 June 2016

ID: G00373000

Analyst(s): PMO Research Team


In this research, we answer the question "How can we set up an effective project resource estimation process?" This can be done by creating resource profiles based on historical utilization data, developing a ‘good enough’ standardized approach to the up-front resource estimation process, and more.

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Estimate project resource demand based on historical trends

Create a standard process for up-front resource estimation

Create a profile-based estimation service to leverage historical resource allocation decisions and resource manager’s experience

Allocate contingency funding based on unique project risks, rather than earmarking a flat percentage of the total project budget

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