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PROJ-502 Week 3 lecture notes (2).pdf

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Drexel University PROJ 502 Project Planning & Scheduling Week Three Lecture Notes Theme: Planning and Scheduling: Step-by-Step Outline: • Creating the WBS (requirements analysis, sub -dividing deliverables, work packages, identifying and assigning skills and resources to work, the WBS code) • Requirements identification, planning, and management • Establishing the project framework (WBS development steps and work packages) • Defining activities and tasks • Developing the network diagram • Introducing project scope management Planning/Scheduling Requirements/WBS ( • Creating the WBS (requirements analysis, sub -dividing deliverables, work packages, identifying and assigning skills and resources to work, the WBS code) • Requirements identificati on, planning, and management • Establishing the project framework (WBS development steps and work packages) • Defining activities and tasks • Developing the network diagram ) Once the high-level approval for a project is received, the detailed planning starts and requirements become vitally important. Project requirements are detailed formulations as to why the project exists and is being approved for execution. The project, once implemented is intended to achieve an identified organizational objective and serve as a delivery of each noted (mandatory) requirement. The project requirements (and associated deliverables) are the detailed results associated with successfully achieving that objective. In the case of new product development, the project (product) requirements will be based upon specific marketing analysis supporting the need for the new product with the specific product requirements determined by the direct customer needs and wants identified to be a part of the product. Identification of these constituent elements for the key deliverables should be described in terms of tangible and verifiable results in order to facilitate performance measurement. As can be imagined, the requirements analysis is critical to the success of each project. This analysis may include:
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