John has now finished scheduling the project and its tasks. In the next step, he starts setting up the project team. He has to define the different roles that are participating in the project and carry out or supervise the staffing later on.
SAP Portfolio and Project Management offers a resource module to manage your internal resources. You can define candidates and resource managers, evaluate possible project team candidates based on their availability, location and qualifications, and make soft and hard assignments based on these comparisons.
To plan resources for a project in Project Management, you must first define project roles, such as project management, developers, consultants, or testers.
Resources are technically depicted as business partners in Project Management; so both internal employees and external partners can be used to staff roles. In Project Management there are several possibilities for staffing roles; you can, for example, structure the staffing of roles into several smaller steps, which means that you can create a list of possible candidates or reserve resources before the actual staffing.