Managing resource-related risks

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What are the various resource-related risks in project management and how to mitigate them effectively?
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Hi Punyapalit

One of the most difficult resource-related risks to manage is absenteeism, particularly for hard to find skillsets. I recently had my Azure Data Factory (ADF) specialist off long-term sick. Fortunately, I could fill the gap with an agency resulting in minimal impact on the project.

It is essential to have a backup plan if the unexpected happens. Identify your critical people and skills, and how will you manage unplanned absenteeism? I discussed with my supplier and agreed on covering any critical skills should we need to unexpectedly. It is risky having one person perform certain vital functions. How can you make sure you have a backup?

I find there are no easy answers. What do you do?
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