Project human resource management involves organizing and managing a project team. The team is usually made up of people with specific skills and responsibilities. The project team, also known as project staff, should be involved in plans and decision making from the beginning of the project. Team members should feel invested in the outcome of the project. This will increase loyalty and commitment to project goals and objectives. The number of team members and their responsibilities can change as the project develops.
The project management team, also called the core, executive, or leadership team, is responsible for project planning, controlling, and closing and takes directives from the project team. Smaller project responsibilities can be shared by the team or designated by the project manager. The project management team and the project sponsor work together to secure funding, simplify scope questions, and influencing team members.
Project human resource management processes include human resource planning, acquiring the project team, developing the project team and managing the team. Processes are used multiple times, usually occurring at least once in a project or several times in different phases if the project is made up of many phases. In reality, processes intersect with each other and with other phases and are not as definite and concrete as illustrated here.
Project human resource management planning may be required if more experienced members are added to the team. The project management team should also prepare for risk management and changes to project duration.
This term is defined in the 3rd and the 4th edition of the PMBOK.