Chapter 5 Planning

Chapter 5 Planning - Chapter 5 Planning Overview Clearly...

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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
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