Resource owners

The people who provide human and other resources to projects and assignments.

Resource owners:

  • Receive requests for competencies and resources.
  • Compile projects’ needs for competencies and resources and make them available.
  • Are responsible for ensuring that their staff have the necessary competencies and can follow established routines and processes.
  • Are responsible for ensuring that other resources (equipment, methods, materials, etc.) meet requirements and norms.
  • Communicate regularly with project managers, assignment managers, and team members regarding the need for competencies and resources.
  • Reallocate resources if necessary.

Resource managers – who are often line managers – ensure that the company’s collective resources are used in a good way. Theirs is the difficult job of balancing supply and demand for resources. They need to maintain an up-to-date picture of the need for resources in day-to-day activities, and to familiarize themselves with the needs of each project. They also need to be able to say no when ends don’t meet.

Resource owners are also largely the people who make it possible for their staff to focus on individual projects


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