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Scheduling the Work
Scheduling the Work

The schedule is derived from the WBS and contains activity duration, important milestones and work products to be produced, and who is responsible for them. Generally represented as a Gantt chart, but equally useful as a table, the schedule adds flesh to the WBS backbone,

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Brainstorming Dependencies and Activities
Brainstorming Dependencies and Activities

In Identifying the Tasks and Activities we considered identification of the activities and tasks that might be required in a software development project. Particularly, we saw how the 65 activities from 17 software engineering processes explained in IEEE 1074 could be

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What Are Dependencies
What Are Dependencies

Dependencies are one form of constraint for any project. Remember the triple constraint shown in What Is a Project Figure ? It says that scope, schedule, and cost are the triple constraints of any project, with quality measurement permeating all three parts. Hard deadlines and

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Considering Dependencies
Considering Dependencies

Most activities are not performed in isolation on a project. Identifying proper dependencies is a key part of getting the schedule right. This section discusses some considerations for dependencies common in software development projects, with references to the life cycle models

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Implementing an Organizational Structure
Implementing an Organizational Structure

When you have selected an organizational structure suitable to the conditions of your project environment, you may find some resistance to implementing it, particularly if you have a low power base. This section will give you some background to help implement a change in the

Tags project team, software development project, matrix organization, organizational approach

Organizational Structures
Organizational Structures

Now that we have a basic understanding of organizations in general, we can look at the common forms that a software development project manager may encounter. In the 1960s and 1970s, various forms of organization were being discussed in the literature. These are shown in

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Characteristics of an Organization
Characteristics of an Organization

Many dimensions must be examined in the assessment of the organizational climate for managing a software development project in an organization:

Tags software development project, software executable products, software engineering projects

What Is an Organization
What Is an Organization

At this point in a project management life cycle, we are performing the how planning activities to build the what that the customer wants. When we have the work breakdown structure (WBS) developed enough to represent the work to do, we can consider possible organizational

Tags life cycle, scientific management approach, wbs, development project

Choosing an Organizational Form
Choosing an Organizational Form

Just as there are several product development life cycles to choose from when planning a software development project, there are many organizational forms to choose from. How many kinds are there? Where did they come from? Where are they going? Which one is best under

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Establishing Reporting Relationships
Establishing Reporting Relationships

When the staffing management plan has been started and assignment of people to roles has been done, the project manager can then define the reporting relationships expected to execute the project's activities. Organizations get depicted for a software development project in

Tags software development, wbs, project directory, responsibility assignment matrix, lrc

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