What is a “Person Month” & How Do I Calculate It?

What is a “Person Month” & How Do I Calculate It?
 A “person month” is the metric for expressing the effort (amount of time) principal investigators (PIs), faculty and other senior personnel devote to a specific project. The effort is based on the type of appointment of the individual with the organization; e.g., calendar year (CY), academic year (AY), and/or summer term (SM); and the organization’s definition of such. For instance, some institutions define the academic year as a 9-month appointment while others define it as a 10-month appointment. Conversion of percentage of effort to person months is straight-forward. To calculate …. Continue reading →
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