Control Resources Process

Control project resources process simply examines the differences and deviations that occur in terms of resources to be used in the project, by examining the planned use of resources and their actual use. These differences can be such things as planned contribution and realized contribution, planned availability and realized availability of the resource, realized use, and planned use of the resource. In the PM Certificate exams, the questions that will come from this area will usually be the type of questions that you can solve using only your logic.

At the end of the process, if there is a significant difference between what is planned and what is happening, requests for changes can be made to get the project back on track or to impose restrictions on resource use in the scope of perform integrated change control process. These change requests may include corrective actions. As a matter of fact, we are basically asking the following question in this process. Were the resources planned with the resource management plan at the right time, in the right place?

The point that you should keep in mind for the PM exams related to the process is that the process of resource control deals only with physical resources and does not examine human resources. Human resources are handled in the process of managing the team in the project life cycle. Similarly, physical resources are excluded in the process of managing the team.

Inputs to the Process

Methods used in this process

  • Alternatives analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Performance reviews
  • Influencing
  • Negotiation
  • Trend analysis
  • Problem solving
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