Resource Management Knowledge Area - PMBOK 6 Archive

The resource management knowledge area in PMBOK 6 covers both human resources and physical resources. Knowledge areas are now replaced by the project performance domains but PMBOK 6 is still there to get prescriptive information.

The human resources part of resource management in PMP basically consists of well-known management and leadership theories and applications with a form adapted into project management. 

The Six Processes in Resource Management Knowledge Area

Therefore in PMP Exam, you may see so many simulated questions from this area that are created based on imaginary situations. In order to ace the pmp exam, you should be aware of roles and responsibilities, leadership styles, forms of power and motivational theories.

Along with human resources, a project manager should also manage and control physical resources. In the resource management knowledge area, while develop team, manage team processes are taking human resources into consideration, control resources process is fully about physical resources. In PMBOK 7 managing resources is considered as part of;

Therefore we can determine two categories for resource management knowledge area. 

  • Identifying and managing physical resources, 
  • Identifying the roles and responsibilities of everyone who takes place in the project.