Resource Calendars

Posted on June 11, 2009 by

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The documentation of the time individuals on the project team are able to work on the project is called Resource Calendars. They must take into consideration vacation time and holidays as well as time dedicated to other work in the organization. A composite Resource Calendar may also indicate the skills of the resources. Interestingly, the fourth edition PMBOK® lists Resource Calendars as an output of two processes—they are an output of the Acquire Project Team process to show when internal resources are available, and they are an output of the Conduct Procurements process to indicate when contracted resources are available. Resource Calendars are an input to the Develop Project Team process in order to know when individual team members are available for team development activities. In creating the project schedule, Resource Calendars are an input the Estimate Activity Resources , Estimate Activity Durations, and Develop Schedule processes. They are also an input of the Determine Budget process so that compensation for team members can be included in the project budget. Resource Calendars are considered a Project Document—not part of the Project Management Plan. However, they can be included in the Staffing Management Plan, which is part of the Human Resources Plan, which is part of the Project Management Plan. Also see the earlier posting of Acquire Project Team Process (posted May 1, 2009).