Chapter 5 Planning

Chapter 5 Planning - Chapter 5 Planning Overview • Clearly defining the project objective • Developing a work breakdown structure •

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 5 Planning Overview • Clearly defining the project objective • Developing a work breakdown structure • Developing a network diagram • Utilizing a project management methodology called the systems development life cycle for information systems development projects • Planning = the systematic arrangement of tasks to accomplish an objective Project Objective • First step in planning is to define project objective • Project objective = the expected result or end product • For a project, the objective is usually defined in terms of scope, schedule, and cost Work Breakdown Objective • Next step is to determine the work elements, or activities, need to be performed to accomplish it • WBS breaks down a project down into manageable pieces, or items, to help ensure that all of the work elements needed to complete the project work scope are identified • WBS = hierarchical tree of end items that will be accomplished or produced by the project team during the project • Work items = smaller pieces of WBS • Work package = lowest-level item of any one branch Responsibility Matrix • Method used to display in tabular format the individuals responsible for accomplishing the work items in the WBS Defining Activities • Activity = defined piece of work that consumes time • After detailing activities create network diagram Developing the Network Plan •...
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ENCE 320 taught by Professor Cable during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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Chapter 5 Planning - Chapter 5 Planning Overview • Clearly defining the project objective • Developing a work breakdown structure •

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