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Term
Definition     Editor's Choice
 
Source
Resource Availability Date
The calendar date when a resource pool becomes available for a given resource. [D01662]

 PMK87
Resource Availability Pool
The amount of resource availability for any given allocation period. [D01663]

 PMK87
Resource Breakdown Structure ("RBS")
A feature of hierarchical resources that facilitates both roll-up reporting and summary resource scheduling by enabling you to schedule at the detailed requirements level, and roll up both requirements and availabilities to a higher level. [D01664]

 WST
Resource Calendar
A calendar that defines the working and non-working patterns for specific resources. [D01665]

 WST
Resource Category
Type of resource. [D01666]

 NPMT
Resource Code
The code used to identify a given resource type. [D01667]

 PMK87
Resource Constraint
Limitation due to the availability of a resource. [D04501]

 APM
BS
Resource Description
The actual name or identification associated with a resource code. [D01668]

 PMK87
Resource Driven Task Durations
Task durations that are driven by the need for scarce resources. [D01669]

 WST
Resource Effort
The amount of effort resources are assigned to the task and their allocation. [D05090]

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Resource Group
A set of resources that share some characteristics and that is categorized by a group name, such as job function, skill or contractor. [D01670]

 MSP98
Resource Histogram
A view of project data in which resource requirements, usage, and availability are shown against a time scale. [D01671]

 WST
Resource Identification
Identification of potential sources that could provide the specified material or services. These sources could be identified either from the firm/project list of vendors or by advertising the need of procurement. [D01672]

 PMK87
Resource Level
A specified level of resource units required by an activity per time unit. [D01673]

 WST
Resource Leveling
Any form of network analysis in which scheduling decisions are driven by resource management concerns (e.g. limited resource availability or difficult to manage changes in resource levels). [D01674]

 PMK96
See also Resource Allocation [D01675]

  
The resource scheduling process of determining scheduled dates such that neither the project completion date nor any target finishes are jeopardized while minimizing the maximum extent to which any resource availability is exceeded. [D01676]

 WST
See Resource Allocation. [D03088]

  
The process of rescheduling activities such that the requirement for resources on the project does not exceed resource limits. The project completion date may be delayed in the process. [D03933]

 PNG
Resource Limited Scheduling
See Resource Leveling. [D03242]

  
Resource List
A list of resources available for a project, including personnel, equipment and supplies. [D01677]

 MSP98
Resource Management
The planning, allocating and scheduling of resources to tasks, generally including manpower, machine (plant and equipment), money, and materials. Resource Management typically covers resource allocation and its impact on schedules and budgets, as well as resource leveling and smoothing. [D03763]

 CRMP
Resource Needs
The resources required to complete a program, project or activity. [D03243]

 RMW
Resource Offset
In the definition of resource requirements, the number of work periods between the start of the activity and when the resource is first required. [D01678]

 WST
Resource Optimization
A generic term for resource leveling and resource smoothing. [D03934]

 PNG
Resource Period
In the definition of a resource requirement, the number of work periods for which a resource is required. [D01679]

 WST
Resource Plan
Part of the definition statement stating how the program will be resource loaded and what supporting services, infrastructure and third party services are required. [D04503]

 APM
Resource Planning
The selection of resources in type and quantity required to complete a project. [D01681]

 RMW
Evaluating what resources are needed to complete a project and determining the quantity needed. [D01680]

 WST
Resource Plots
A display of the required amount of resources plotted on a graph as a function of time. Individual, summary, incremental, and cumulative resource curve levels can be shown. [D01683]

 PMK87
Resource Pool
A group of people who can generally do the same work, so that they can be chosen randomly for assignment to a project. [D03728]

 PPS&C p341
A higher level resource in a resource breakdown structure. [D01684]

 WST
Resource Profile
The fluctuating allocation of a resource on a single activity. [D03935]

 PNG
The multiple specification of a single resource requirement or availability to indicate a variation over a period of time. [D01685]

 WST
Resource Requirement
The requirement for a particular resource by a particular activity. [D01686]

 WST
Resource Scheduling
The process of determining dates on which activities should be performed in order to smooth the demand for resources, or to avoid exceeding stated constraints on these restraints. (See also, Resource Leveling, Time-Limited Resource Scheduling and Resource-Limited Resource Scheduling.) [D01688]

 WST
The process of calculating a set of scheduled dates that takes into account the resource requirements of each activity and the availability of these resources. [D01687]

 WST
Resource Set
A collection of resources that share the same skills or attributes and that may be assigned to the same tasks. [D01689]

 MSP98
Resource Smoothing
The process of rescheduling activities such that the requirement for resources on the project do not exceed resource limits. In smoothing, as opposed to resource leveling, the project completion date may not be delayed. Activities may only be delayed within their float. [D01690]

 WST
Resource Thresholds
In resource-limited scheduling it is possible to specify that a particular resource may be exceeded, if necessary, by an amount not to exceed the specified threshold for that resource. [D01691]

 WST
Resource Total
A specified total of resource units required by an activity over a period of time. [D01692]

 WST
Resource Unit
A unit of measurement for a specific resource. [D01693]

 NPMT
Resource-Based Duration
The option to determine activity duration, remaining duration, and percent complete through resource usage. The resource requiring the greatest time to complete the specified amount of work on the activity will determine its duration. You may change the duration mode for an activity at any time. This feature may not be used without values in the Resource Usage fields. [D03608]

 PMST
Resource-Limited Planning
The planning of activities so that predetermined resource availability pools are not exceeded. Activities are started as soon as resources are available (subject to logic constraints ), as required by the activity, [D01694]

 PMK87
Resource-Limited Resource Scheduling
The production of scheduled dates in which the resource constraints are considered as absolute and project completion is delayed as necessary to avoid exceeding resource requirements. [D01695]

 WST
Resource-Limited Schedule
A project schedule whose start and finish dates reflect expected resource availability. The final project schedule should always be resource-limited. [D01696]

 PMK96
Resources
The personnel, equipment, materials, and services needed to complete tasks in a project. [D01697]

 MSP98
Resourcing Plan
Part of the definition statement stating how the program will be resource loaded and what supporting services, infrastructure and third party services are required. [D01698]

 WST
A component of the program definition statement stating how the program will be resourced, and specifying what supporting services, infrastructure and third party services are required. [D03936]

 PNG
A component of the program definition statement stating how the program will be resourced, and specifying what supporting services, infrastructure and third party services are required. [D05091]

 KSI
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