Acquisition is one of the tools and techniques for the PMI process to acquire project team. Staff for the project team can be assigned via pre-assignment or negotiation within the organization, but when no one is available or the available staff does not have the appropriate expertise, it may be necessary to hire or contract for those human resources.

Related: project team, team-building activities, recognition and rewards, on-boarding, human resource management, human resource management plan, virtual teams, multi-criteria decision analysis, project staff assignments, resource calendars

Acquisition is described in section of the PMBOK, 5th edition.

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