Resource Management

5.1 Introduction

The main function of project management — the resources available for management — are manpower and equipment. As project mana­ger on the owner side, the principal resource is usually manpower. As project manager on the contractor side, they are manpower and equip – ment. This chapter focuses on the management of project resources through strong organization and communication and on best prac­tices for guaranteeing highest-quality output from the workforce, whatever the situation. These principles are also valuable for the indi­vidual who is working in a client role with an engineering company or a contractor. Whatever the case, the most widely-used organizational forms within which a project manager can expect to work, both their weaknesses and strengths, are discussed in this chapter.