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Confident in her planning, Heather hired a contractor and began remodeling the shop. Then real life happened. The contractors discovered a water problem in the storage room. They installed a sump pump, which took care of the water, but discovered an even bigger problem when they moved the storage shelves. Mold was growing up the drywall. The drywall had to be removed, as did the insulation behind it, and the moldremaining on permanent fixtures had to be eliminated. Then new insulation and drywall had to be installed. The drywall had to be primed and painted. Because that portion of the storage room was getting a fresh coat of paint, Heather decided the contractors might as well paint the entire room.All of these actions required another pass through the Planning processes. The schedule didn't require much
modification because other work could be started while the water problem was being addressed, but the budget needed to be modified as a result of the additional work. To avoid more surprises, Heather requested that the contractor perform a thorough inspection of the property and determine whether there were any other hidden issues. Armed with the inspection report, Heather could knowledgeably plan corrective action forother items that needed to be addressed. 8.2 Acquiring the Project Team The Acquire Project Teamprocess involves attaining and assigning human resources to the project. Project staffmight come from inside the company or from outside the company in the form of employees hired specificallyfor the project or as contract help. In any case, it's your job as the project manager to ensure that resources are available and skilled in the project activities to which they're assigned. However, in practice, you might findthat you don't always have control over the selection of team members. Someone else, the big boss for example, might handpick the folks they want working on the project, and it's up to you to assess their skills and decide where they best fit on the project. Acquire Project Team Inputs The Acquire Project Team process inputs are as follows:Human resource management planEnterprise environmental factorsOrganizational process assetsThe human resource management plan describes the roles and responsibilities and includes project organization charts and the staffing management plan, including the time periods needed by team members on the project. This plan will be your guide in both acquiring and managing your project resources. Keep in mind that you may not have direct authority over the project resources due to matrix managed organizations, collective bargaining agreements, the use of contractors and subcontractors, and so on. You should documentthis in the human resource management plan.