Information technology project management seventh

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Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 18 Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Decomposition is subdividing project deliverables into smaller pieces A work package is a task at the lowest level of the WBS The scope baseline includes the approved project scope statement and its associated WBS and WBS dictionary Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 19 Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Sample Intranet WBS Organized by Product Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 20
Same WBS Organized by Phase Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 21
Intranet WBS and Gantt Chart in Microsoft Project Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 22
Intranet Gantt Chart Organized by Project Management Process Groups Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 23
Work Breakdown Structures How do you create a WBS? Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 24
Approaches to Developing 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 Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 25
The WBS Dictionary and Scope Baseline Many WBS tasks are vague and must be explained more so people know what to do and can estimate how long it will take and what it will cost to do the work A WBS dictionary is a document that describes detailed information about each WBS item Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 26
Sample WBS Dictionary Entry Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 27
Advice for Creating a WBS and WBS Dictionary 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 Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 28
Advice for Creating a WBS and WBS Dictionary 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 Information Technology Project Management, Seventh Edition 29
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