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Is this a philosophical question or a PMI related question?
- From a project management perspective, they are resources
- From a performance management perspective, they are talent
- From a humanity perspective, they are people
All three exist daily.
We can see it as a philosophical issue (after all philosophy is the basis of everything) but, because PMI, in the 6th edition replaced Human Resource Management with Resource Management.
This change, whether we like it or not, is reflected in the relationship with the people on the project team.
I have a sticker on my laptop which says: If you mean people, say PEOPLE.
Resources implies fungibility which is not the case in most project work these days. I reserve the use of the term resources for things like equipment or materials but would use team members, contributors or similar terms when referring to people.
We have a similar perspective
The process of identifying and documenting project roles, responsibilities, required skills, reporting relationships, and creating a staffing management plan. This has not changed, but the updates in the last edition, "Human" is a very good thing.
As a project manager , i manage resources to complete Project.
In project management, resources are required to carry out the project tasks. They can be people, equipment, facilities, funding, etc. required for the completion of a project activity or project.
I complete resonate with your views, we too address as “people”, and its always people.
As a project manager, I manage a project. Not people, not talent; just the project.
I am making a clear distinction because we have to ensure that people and resources are used correctly to achieve the project outcomes. It may, or may not, involve training, development, bonuses and performance reviews, if it facilitates reaching that project goal.
Of course, the reality of project management is that the people component is the most important and complex. Don't expect to simply use/discard them at will. You will have to worry about such things as work environment and climate.
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