Project Staffing Plan is a formal document that defines the number and quality of personnel involved in participating in a particular project. Its purpose is to make certain that the project is provided with sufficient personnel with the right skills and experience to ensure successful completion of project goals and objectives.
Staffing a project means the process of selecting and training individuals for specific job functions required by the project, and charging those individuals with the associated responsibilities. The process results in developing a staffing plan.
A typical project staffing plan contains the following sections:
- Role requirements: a detailed list of staff roles required to perform the project, with details on skills, number of staff required, estimated start date and expected duration for every role.
- Staff assigned to roles: a breakdown of actual personnel assigned to project roles, with details on the amount of working hours requested for each role, the labor rate, and the source(s) from which staff members are recruited.
- Resource loading chart: a visual representation of the estimated effort measured in working hours for each staff resource assigned to the project.
- Training: an outline of training exorcises and activities to take employees to a level of skills required for project execution.
- Organizational chart: a graphical picture of the role hierarchy and reporting relationships between project staff members.