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Replacing staff in projects

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One of my team members (or staff) is not that productive and I want to replace him as he's hurting the progress of the project. What is the procedure for doing this? Should I just talk to the functional manager (the organizational structure of my company is very traditional) and tell him to give me another resource?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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Yes, I'd say to talk his functional manager since he's the one managing the resources at the organization (and not the project level). It is important to note the following:

- The functional manager may refuse to do so (in this case, you are stuck with the resource unless you know someone higher in the food chain).

- The functional manager may not have an available resource that has the required skills to replace the old resource.

- The functional manager has an available resource, but his costs will be higher - which will increase the project's costs. In this case you will need an approval from the project sponsor to do this.

- The functional may suggest you try to resolve the productivity issue with the resource by yourself (e.g. "give the resource another chance!")
answered 9 years ago by FastProjectManager (10,100 points)

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