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Chapter 4 & 5: Project Definition and Estimating Matt Wimble wimble@umd.umich.edu 1-30-2012
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Where we are 2
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Review We picked a project We discussed how to broadly organize it Functional team Dedicated project team Matrix form Strong v. weak v. balanced Plusses and minuses to all forms. What now? 3
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Defining the Project Step 1: Defining the Project Scope Step 2: Establishing Project Priorities Step 3: Creating the Work Breakdown Structure Step 4: Integrating the WBS with the Organization Step 5: Coding the WBS for the Information System Step 6: Planning for Communication 4
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Step 1: Defining the Project Scope Project Scope A definition of the end result or mission of the project—a product or service for the client/customer—in specific, tangible, and measurable terms. Purpose of the Scope Statement To clearly define the deliverable(s) for the end user. To focus the project on successful completion of its goals. 5
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Project Scope Checklist 1. Project objective 2. Deliverables 3. Milestones 4. Technical requirements 5. Limits and exclusions 6. Reviews with customer 6
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Project Scope: Terms and Definitions Scope Statements Also called statements of work (SOW) Project Charter Can contain an expanded version of scope statement A document authorizing the project manager to initiate and lead the project. Scope Creep The tendency for the project scope to expand 7
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Sample Charter (part 1) 8
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Sample Charter (part 2) 9
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Step 2: Establishing Project Priorities Causes of Project Trade-offs Shifts in the relative importance of criterions related to cost, time, and performance parameters Budget–Cost Schedule–Time Performance–Scope Managing the Priorities of Project Trade- offs 10
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Establishing Project Priorities 11 Time Performance Cost Constrain X Enhance X Accept X Project Priority Matrix
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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) An hierarchical outline (map) that identifies the products and work elements involved in a project. Defines the relationship of the final deliverable (the project) to its subdeliverables, and in turn, their relationships to work packages. Best suited for design and build projects that 12 Step 3: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
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WBS 13
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How WBS Helps the Project Manager WBS Facilitates evaluation of cost, time, and technical performance of the organization on a project. Provides management with information
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course BA 320 taught by Professor Mattwimble during the Winter '10 term at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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