Intranet Gantt Chart Organized by Project Management Process Groups Information

Intranet gantt chart organized by project management

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Figure 5-6. Intranet Gantt Chart Organized by Project Management Process Groups Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 48
Using guidelines: Some organizations, like the DOD, provide guidelines for preparing WBSs The analogy approach : Review WBSs of similar projects and tailor to your project The top-down approach : Start with the largest items of the project and break them down The bottom-up approach : Start with the specific tasks and roll them up Mind-mapping approach: Mind mapping is a technique that uses branches radiating out from a core idea to structure thoughts and ideas Approaches to Developing WBSs Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 49
Figure 5-7. Sample Mind-Mapping Approach for Creating a WBS Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 50
WBS Dictionary Detailed deliverable, activity, and scheduling information about each component in WBS May include Code of account identifier Description of work Assumptions and constraints Responsible organization Schedule milestones, activities Resources required Cost estimates Quality requirements Acceptance criteria Technical references Agreement information
WBS Dictionary Work detail – narrative description of work processes and procedures Inputs – work products from other activities Outputs – products or results of this activity Roles and responsibilities – how team members will work with each other Duration – estimated calendar time activity will take Resources required – people, funds, equipment, facilities, raw materials, etc.
Table 5-5. Sample WBS Dictionary Entry Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 53
A unit of work should appear at only one place in the WBS. The work content of a WBS item is the sum of the WBS items below it A WBS item is the responsibility of only one individual, even though many people may be working on it The WBS must be consistent with the way in which work is actually going to be performed; it should serve the project team first, and other purposes only if practical Advice for Creating a WBS and WBS Dictionary Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 54
Project team members should be involved in developing the WBS to ensure consistency and buy-in Each WBS item must be documented in a WBS dictionary to ensure accurate understanding of the scope of work included and not included in that item The WBS must be a flexible tool to accommodate inevitable changes while properly maintaining control of the work content in the project according to the scope statement Advice for Creating a WBS and WBS Dictionary (cont’d) Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 55
Project Documents Update Requirements document to include approved change Assumption log
Bullet Points for PMP Exam Create WBS process is important part of exam WBS is created by decomposing large work products into work packages WBS dictionary is description of each work package listed in WBS

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