Conducting a Works Breakdown exercise In the Case Study of Training Program Development breaking down all the tasks to be done to the level of detail required will ensure that adherence to timelines and budgets can be monitored. This breakdown will become an attachment to the contract. To develop the breakdown, first list all of the project management activities, for example: Get content of each component agreed; Source lists of probable attendees, find out leave schedules, develop training schedule etc. Once you have listed all work activities, put them in order and plot them against the timeline for the project, and also identify the cost items for each stage. (For the purposes of this activity the budget should include all cost items but actual costs are not necessary). Once you have allocated each activity to a time line and budget item, ask yourself if the breakdown of tasks is sufficient to be able to accurately cost the activity and identify time and budget blow-outs
P a g e | 14 Clarifying outcomes and establishing performance measures Reflection: Developing a performance review plan To develop a plan to review progress on the pergola construction, you should include details of what is being reviewed, when the review will take place and how it will be conducted. You may decide to present the plan in tabular form, using the sample layout below. Work Plan Progress Review Plan Work task Scheduled Completion Scheduled review Conducted by: Method Actual completion
P a g e | 15 Reflection: Improving scope management - Sydney Opera House project Read the extract below on the design and construction of the Sydney Opera House and develop an initial scope statement that would cover objectives and deliverables. Identify and classify all of the changes that took place and map these against the original scope of the project.
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