Part 77: Pre-Assignment
(Project Resource Management: Acquire Resources)

  • A Pre-Assigned Resource is one that is determined in advance
  • A project might have contractual obligations that require us to use specific resources.  For example, we win a contract to build a factory in Dubai, but the government of Dubai requires us to hire local engineering firms, and to source the steel from companies in Dubai.
  • The customer may expect specific people to be on the project team.  For example, we are designing a football stadium and our contract is based on having a world-renowned stadium architect on our team.  If we substituted the architect, the customer would consider it to be a breach of contract.