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1 Project Planning & Scheduling ME 434 Dr Han P Bao Dr. Han P. Bao Department of Mechanical Engineering What is Project Planning? To determine: What needs to be done h ill d i Who will do it How long will it take How much will it cost? Something to think about: Planning is the most difficult and most unappreciated process in project management Negative view of planning Planning versus action ME 434 Project Planning & Scheduling 2 Negative view of planning – Planning versus action “Nothing goes exactly according to plan” an often heard comment, yet planning crucial: it provides a guide, a reference point from which to measure and adjust. Permeates every aspect of project management – The PM’s Lifeline
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2 The Key Constituents of Project Planning Problem Mission ME 434 Project Planning & Scheduling 3 Objectives Project Objectives Must be clear, attainable, specific, and measurable Scope ME 434 Project Planning & Scheduling 4 Schedule Cost
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3 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) WBS is a visual model to break down the project requirements ( end items, tasks, resources) into manageable work units (Warner 1998) • Work Item: a smaller piece of the project Work Item: a smaller piece of the project Work package: lowest-level item of any one branch ME 434 Project Planning & Scheduling 5 An Example of Work Break Down Structure Car frame John 1 Material 3 A l i 2 D i Level 0 Level 1 John 1.1 2.1 2.2 3.2 3.1 3 Analysis Anna 2 Design John and Jim Level 2 ME 434 Project Planning & Scheduling 6 3.1.1 2.2.1 1.1.1 Level 3 Work package Work Item
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