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Unformatted text preview: are now in a position to produce the example project's first report, namely the WBS Listing report, as shown in Figure 2-6. To display this report, left click on the WBS Listing button in the "Reports and Charts" section of the Main Menu. You should now see a copy of the report appear in a report window. You can print the report by left clicking on the File button at the top of the screen and selecting the Print option that appears in the file menu. What you get should look like Figure 26. The WBS Listing report shows how the work of the project is subdivided into control packages and the hierarchical structure that depicts how the work is organized. The WBS Listing represents how the work unfolds in much the same way that the table of contents of a book represents how the book unfolds into chapters and sections and subsections. The example project itself is depicted in this Listing by the top-level control package at hierarchy position 0 and contains the control packages "Foundation" at position 1, "Structure" at position 2, and "Systems" at position 3 (which appears on the second page of the Page 34 Figure 2-6. WBS Listing. Page 35 WBS listing, which is not shown in Figure 2-6). Similarly, control package "Foundation" contains the work packages "Siteprep" at hierarchy position 1.1, "Forms'' at position 1.2, "Rebar" at position 1.3, and "Concrete" at position 1.4, and so on. 2.3.3— Entering Task Data Now let us turn our attention to entering task quantification data for the work packages we have already entered into the database. On real projects, tasks are quantified in terms of the amount of work and the amount of materials and equipment necessary to complete them. The present volume does not deal with quantification of the materials used in task work or provide a desktop tool for this capability. There are many projects in which material quantification is not a significant part, for example, the development of a software system or the reengineering of office processes. Consequently, for many projects, materials quantification does not play a significant role. For other projects, such as construction projects, materials and equipment management plays a very significant role. The underlying principles of materials quantification are similar to work quantification that has already been discussed, but materials and equipment management are beyond the scope of this book. Moreover, companies that engage in projects with a large materials component usually already have centralized materials management systems that they require to be used on their projects. These systems attempt to optimize materials purchasing through consolidation of purchases across project boundaries. For these reasons we do not cover materials management in this book. In what follows, the terms activity and task are interchangeable. The task data to be entered into the database are shown in Figure 2-7. So far there are only four open work packages, namely the Siteprep work package, the Forms work...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course ACC 9 taught by Professor Yeetan during the Spring '10 term at Sunway University College.
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