Project Human Resource Management for Project Managers based on the PMBOK



By Dr. T D Jainendrakumar

Madhyapradesh, India


Project Human Resource Management includes the processes that organize, manage and lead the project team. The project team is comprised of the people with assigned roles and responsibilities for completing the project.

Plan HR Management

This is the first process in this knowledge area which comes under the planning process group to Identify and document project roles, responsibilities, required skills, reporting relationships, and creating a staff management plan.

The key benefit of this process is that it established project roles and responsibilities, project organization charts, and staffing management plan including the timetable of resource acquisition and release.

Plan HR Management: Input

  1. Project Management Plan includes
    • List of processes to be included in the project
    • The steps of instructions for the work
    • Implementation of staffing management plan as per the requirement
    • Management of roles and responsibilities
    • Change management Plan and Configuration Management Plan
    • Planning controlling and managing all the changes being made
    • Methods of effective communication with stakeholder
  2. Activity Resource Requirements (is the output of estimate activity resources in time management knowledge area)
  3. Enterprise Environmental Factors
    • Organizational Structure and culture
    • Existing human resources
    • Geographical dispersion and team members
    • Personnel administration policies
    • Marketplace Conditions
  4. Organizational Process Assets (organizational process assets like standard operating procedures, roles and responsibilities description, lessons learned, templates for organizational charts and position description, etc.)


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About the Author

pmwj36-Jul2015-Jainendrakumar-PHOTODr. T D Jainendrakumar

Madhyapradesh, India



Dr. T D Jainendrakumar, PhD, MCA, PMP is an international PMP trainer, EX-Scientist/Principal Scientist/Joint Director, N.I.C, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of India, Madhyapradesh. He has over 25 years’ of extensive experience in the areas of IT Project management in e-governance at Ernakulam District Collectorate, District Courts of Kerala, Central Administrative Tribunal Ernakulam, Rajeev Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (400 crore project), New Delhi and Principal Systems Analyst in National Informatics Centre, Madhya Pradesh State Centre especially in the following areas of specialization: IT practice management (Project Management Methodologies, Tools and techniques, Standards & Knowledge);IT Infrastructure Management (Project Governance, Assessment, Organisational Instructions & Facilities and Equipments); IT-Resource Integration Management (Resource Management, Training & Education, Career Development & Team Development);IT-Technical Support (Project Mentoring, Project Planning, Project Auditing and Project Recovery); and Business Alignment Management (Project Portfolio management, Customer Relationship Management, Vendor Management & Business performance management).

Teaching Project Management & ICT Subjects for professionals and post graduates. Master of Computer Applications (MCA), a 3 year post graduate course dealing with software Engineering and Project Management from a premier institute Anna University Campus. He is a PMP of PMI USA since 2008. Resource person of PMI, you can see his name in the PMBOK 4th edition and 5th edition published by PMI, USA under the list of contributors for project management. Scored 4.11 out of 5 in the project management (2005) examination conducted by brainbench.com, secured a Masters Certificate in Project Management, and is one among the top scorers (First in India and 3rd position in the world in the experienced category).

Published many international journal papers in PM World Today having cumulative index factors more than 2 in the areas of specialization of Project Management & Information Technology.

Holding a Hon’ Doctorate from Cosmopolitan University, USA in Project Management & Information Technology. Presently working as an independent project management consultant and an International Project management (PMP) trainer. Provided PMP training to the senior officials of big MNCs like M/S. Earnest & Young and He is a visiting professor and sharing his knowledge and experience and to handle classes in Management Information Systems, Quality Management, Project Management and Software Engineering to some of the big universities. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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