Roles and Activities > Manager Role Set > Project Manager > Initiate Iteration

Purpose
  • To allocate staff and other resources to the work packages identified for the current iteration
Steps
Input Artifacts: Resulting Artifacts:
Frequency: Once per iteration
Role: Project Manager

Workflow Details:

In the Initiate Iteration activity the project manager allocates the staff and non-personnel resources of the project to each of the work packages that will be completed this iteration, as defined in the current Iteration Plan.

Assign Staff to Work Packages To top of page

For each work package, the project manager assigns staff with appropriate skills to carry out the work. Remember to follow sound project management practice and balance the overall workload for each individual assigned.

Acquire and Assign Non-Personnel Resources To top of page

Some work packages will require the use on specialized non--personnel resources (e.g. dedicated CPU time on a mainframe, use of specialized testing hardware). For each of these work packages, the project manager should secure the availability of the necessary resources and establish a schedule for their usage

Issue Work Orders To top of page

Once the staff and other resources have been allocated to the work packages for the current iteration, the project manager documents these assignments in a series of work orders. The work orders are then issued to the project team for execution.

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