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What does FTE mean?

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I'm looking for the project management term that FTE is an acronym of. Does anyone know what it is?
asked 3 years ago by anonymous

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Let me expand on the answer below. Let's assume that a project requires 4 programmers working full time, this means that the FTE (Full Time Equivalent) for this project is 4.

However, all the programmers that work inside this company can be allocated only 50% of their time on any project (company policy, don't ask why!). This means that the FTE of the 4 programmers is: 4 (1 x 0.5) = 2

But we need an FTE of 4 to execute the project, so:

FTE = (R x 0.5) = 4
R = (4/0.5) = 8

So we need 8 resources to work on this project.

Note: FTE calculation can be complicated when you take other factors into consideration, take a look at this answer: http://www.projectmanagementquestions.com/424/how-do-you-calculate-the-full-time-equivalents-fte
answered 3 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)
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Full Time Equivalent

1 FTE Does not mean 1 Person, it could be 2 people 50% allocated
answered 3 years ago by anonymous

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