Starting a project is usually one of the most exciting parts of life. You know that point when you realize you’re able to make this work and you know you have all it takes to make it work. All the adrenaline rush, the feeling of success even before you start all of the positive energy it comes with. Yes, I can relate to it. I have also been there.  But, you could just remain with all of these ecstasies and probably wear yourself out if you do not have any project resources to drive this idea from just a plan on paper to reality.  I like to conceptualize the idea of project resources as the actual fuel that gets a project through from start to finish. Motivation is a good driver, but believe me, motivation won’t lift the weights, mix gravel to cement, and get you a complete building if you’re taking on a building project. But Project resources will.  What then are project resources? Project resources are a combination of manpower, capital, raw materials, equipment, and strategy, that gets a project from thought to reality. Project resources could vary in the title as well as a function depending on the project type. For example, while the project resources needed for a web development project could involve web designers, UI/UX experts, content writers, internet-enabled high-speed computers, data, and a website goal, the project resources needed for interior decoration could be furniture experts, fabric experts, painters, electricians, wood, fabrics, paints, sockets, wires and a supervisor. So you see, every project comes with its peculiarities as to the title of the resources.  Regardless of the tile given to project resources in different projects, every physical, mental and human effort expended to ensure the successful carrying out of a project, can be termed project resources.
Are Project Resources Important?
Yes, they are. Project resources are as important as the project itself and a project cannot be carried out without adequate project resources. The following are the importance of project resources to the successful carrying out of a project. Project resources are important for the following reasons:
  1. They ensure efficiency and effective execution of a project, ensuring that everything needed to get a project done is available in the right quantity and time. 
  2. Project resources prevent burnout. You cannot imagine how strenuous it would be if a project manager takes it upon himself to become the personnel for the job. The first thing that is sure to happen is that he would burn out and next is the fact that the project would not get done.
  3. Project resources ensure that a project is delivered when due. Project resources beat deadlines and boost the credibility of the project manager. This is because, with all of the necessary resources in place, a project runs continuously without hitches, until it is ready to be delivered
How to Sustain Project Resources for Availability.
Project resources are as important as the project itself and the unavailability of project resources as at when they are needed is equal to an unsuccessful project. Therefore, a good project ought to plan ahead of time and make demands for every necessary resource- people, capital, ideas, and equipment, that would ensure the successful execution of a project.  The following are ways to sustain and ensure the availability of project resources:
  1. Make a list of every resource that will be needed in the project
  2. Critically source for all of these resources. Make sure to source for only the best.
  3. Have a second option resource plan. This is handy in the event of a resource failure
  4. Have an insurance plan from every project resource. An insurance plan is often overlooked by project managers, yet they could become the saviors of your project when the tides come crashing.
You cannot afford to start a project without the right project resources in place. This is what differentiates projects handled by PCS Limited from other projects. It’s in our ability to conceptualize and properly ready the right project resources that make for a successful project. If you’d like to learn more about PCS and our project resources, Contact Us.

Cloud Engineer

Our cloud engineer will identify and integrate public and private cloud computing services and solutions that help  you operate with greater efficiency, security, and attention to detail.

Deployment Project Manager

Our deployment manager will oversee the release of updates to your technical systems. Our deployment manager will develop release schedules, provide support during the technical release process, and ensure that production systems are functional following a successful release.

Full Stack Developer

Our full-stack developers are experienced and are trained to develop timely solutions as one thing is to provide a solution but another is to provide it on time before your competitors. They design user interactions on websites, develop servers, and databases for website functionality, and code for mobile platforms.

Senior Project Manager

Our Senior Project Managers have numerous project experiences and have been responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of entire projects through budgeting, hiring team members, sourcing suppliers, and planning the project release.

Project Co-ordinator

Our Project coordinators work with various members of the project team and the client to develop a timeline, create schedules, and oversee progress to make sure goals are met on time. These professionals are also responsible for coordinating and attending meetings and developing project strategies.

Project Support

Our Project Support professionals are experts at reporting on progress, resources, finance, or costings. Overseeing projects, mitigating risks, and solving issues. Quality assurance, for example through collating data, auditing, or compliance checks. Scheduling meetings and setting agendas for the project team.

Change Analyst

Our change analyst, helps your users adopt your new system and ensure the process is running smoothly using the information gained from analysis. We ensure to train new team members, write detailed procedural reports, analyze requests, and identify business needs.