The following article is a sample from the full BVOP™ Ultimate Guide and is part of the preparation for the BVOP™'s modern Agile Certified Project Manager Program.
Resources may relate to finance, environment, safety needs, professional human skills, materials, information technology, tools, databases, and other physical or nonphysical assets needed for the realization of the program.
The Business Value-Oriented Program Management (BVOPGM) office estimates and allocates resources during the entire program realization, which may lead to involvement in:
- Planning, estimating and requesting financial resources
- Planning, estimating and requesting physical or nonphysical resources
- Planning and requesting new personnel recruitment
- Planning and requesting training
- Withdrawing resources from a project or entire program
- Allocating resources across projects
Program, project, and product management roles collaborate for proper resources planning, as well as estimate and eliminate waste.
Cross‐functionality of the teams
The BVOP focuses on the general cross-functionality of the teams working on a single project. Cross-functional project teams are a major factor for the successful project realization. Such teams usually include people with different expertise and work together for accomplishing common objectives.
If a project consists of a team with the entire needed skill sets, the general productivity may be higher than the ones often relying on external support.
Team members of the cross-functional teams need to share information, collaborate, work together, and support each other.
Program and projects continuous assessment
Periodically all projects and the whole program need to be evaluated. If the entire program or its projects require significant resources and time to complete, market, user, and business needs may change as the projects are completed.
Once any changes have been identified, projects and the entire program need to adapt.
Projects may need an additional supply of resources over time. If initiatives are assessed as successful and teams or tools need additional resources, the BVOPGM office usually plans and requests more specialists joining the teams, as well as financial resources, technologies, tools, or software.
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