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Reserving team members

 

In AWT reservations are used to ensure availability of team-members. Reservation is created for a defined period of time and results in multiple reservations added for particular working days.

  • Reservations-list
  • Reservation-details

There can be different approaches to form a project team imposed by project- or company-specifics:

  • Reservations first
  • Scope (requirements) first
  • Hybrid

Reservations first

Project team can be fixed for whole duration of the project or its iterations. For example:

  • 1 business analyst - 4h / day,
  • 1 ui designer - 4h / day,
  • 3 programmers - 8h / day * 3 = 24h / day,
  • 2 qa engineers - 8h / day + 6h / day,
  • 1 project manager - 6h / day

So project manager's task is to ensure the most effective occupation of that team for the whole duration of the project - plan iterations the way to have appropriate amount of work for particular team-members.

Scope first

In this approach requirements scope is defined first. Knowing which work should be done, reservations for needed people are created.

Hybrid

In practice hybrid approach is also quite common: there are steps from adjusting scope to creating/changing reservations back and forth. People availability also introduces additional source of change during creation of team reservations.

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