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Finding the right staff.

Staff acquisition is key to a successful project. A plan for staff acquisition is part of the staffing management plan, which in turn is part of the human resource management plan. The staff acquisition section explains how the staff will be obtained. Common sources for staff are from internal organizations‎ or from external contracting. Internal staff may be available from a PMO, assigned by a standard process of the organization, or negotiated from a functional manager. The plan should also include information about where the staff needs to be located. For example, can they work remotely? Do there need to be funds for travel? Other things to consider in the staff acquisition plan are what types of expertise will be needed, costs of the staff, and availability of the staff at necessary times (see resource calendars).

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

Related: plan human resource management, human resources, organizational process assets, on-boarding

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