Resource Planning | Word Template FREE Download

Resource Planning Template FREE. Use this proven template to plan your project resourcing. Includes:
  • Resource description
  • Skill level or material quality needed
  • Tasks the resource will complete
  • Duration required
  • Resource availability
  • Resource cost
  • Unit cost
  • Level of risk
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This is a free Resource Planning Template in Word and PDF. The template is fully editable with Word and can be converted or changed to suit your project requirements.

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The contents of the Resource Planning Template


Field Description and Tips to Complete

Project Name
Enter the name of your Project.
Version no.
Enter the version number of the resource plan, for example 0.1, 0.2 etc for drafts and 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 etc for each version that is released
Enter the date of the creation of the current version.
Document Information
Includes key information about the document including the ID, Owner, issue date, last saved date and file name.
Document History
Note down the version number, issue date and brief description of the changes made each time the document is updated.
Document Appprovals
List the people who need to approve the Resource Plan, include their role and provide space for their signature and date of approval.
Resources Allocated
In the table provided list the resources that will be required to deliver the project. Resources can be grouped for example:
  • Project Team
  • Customer Support
  • Facilities
  • Equipment
  • Software Tools
  • Others (machinery, suppliers)
In the right-hand side of the table note down the allocation for example: x days at x % or x shifts across, and make a note of the source of each resource for example: product development team.
Detailed Resource Requirements
In this section provide a detailed breakdown of the resources required to deliver the project. Update the table included in the template to suit your project.
Resource Skill Level or material quality Tasks Duration required Available time period Cost Unit of cost Level of Risk
Developer Level 5 Bespoke integration between SAP & SaaS ITSM solution. 30 days Needed between May and June 10500 350 per day High
Dev Environment No data, one integration server Platform for developing integrations 60 days Between May and July See contract Part of license Low
Resources Net Change
Provide a breakdown and explanation for any resource where there is a difference between resource allocation in the Project Charter, PID or Feasibility Study and those identified above.
Include a glossary of all terms and abbreviations used in the plan. If it is several pages in length, it may be placed as an appendix.
Insert the name, version number, description, and physical location of any materials referenced in this document. Add rows to the table as necessary.

Notes to help you use the Resource Plan Template

This document is a template of a Resource Plan for a project. The template includes instructions to the author, boilerplate text, and fields that should be replaced with the values specific to the project.

  • Blue italicized text enclosed in square brackets ([text]) provides instructions to the document author, or describes the purpose, and context for content included in this document.

  • Text and tables in black are provided as boilerplate examples of wording and formats that may be used or modified as for a each project. These are just suggestions feel free to make changes.

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