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What Is a Work Breakdown Structure
What Is a Work Breakdown Structure

In simple words, a WBS is a hierarchical list of the work activities required to complete a project. It will contain managerial, administrative, integral, or developmental activities for:

Tags wbs, gantt chart, project manager, life cycle, project milestones

Defining Project Milestones - Creating Work Packages
Defining Project Milestones - Creating Work Packages

Milestones deserve special mention. A milestone is an important event in a project, generally associated with a major work product or deliverable. They mark passage points in the journey toward completion, and every project should have enough of them, spread evenly

Tags milestones, wbs, software engineers, software utilities, processes

Building a WBS for Software
Building a WBS for Software

The WBS is the key work product needed to do software project estimating. In many projects, what hurts you the most are not the things that you estimate poorly, but the things that you forget to include at all. In preparation for sizing the work to be done (see "Software Size and

Tags software project, wbs, life cycle, software planning, software architectures

Identifying the Tasks and Activities
Identifying the Tasks and Activities

As explained in "Creating the Work Breakdown Structure" building a product-oriented work breakdown structure (WBS) involves decomposing a large activity (the whole project) into successively smaller activities (top-down approach) until the work is explained in detail to manage

Tags wbs, software project, life cycle, software product, project management skills

Getting Started with Software Sizing: Estimating Begins with Planning
Getting Started with Software Sizing: Estimating Begins with Planning

Sizing is the prediction of product deliverables (internal and external) needed to fulfill the project requirements. Estimation is the prediction of effort (resources) needed to produce the deliverables.

Tags deliverables, software project, life cycle, cost estimate, software size, wbs, loc

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

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

The Uncertainty of Scheduling the Future
The Uncertainty of Scheduling the Future

Recognize the uncertainty principle at work (see Considering Dependencies). The planned schedule is just the team's best guess of the future. It does have some allowance for uncertainty management with time reserves built into it, just as management builds cost reserves

Tags deliverable, wbs, software estimation, software development project

Scheduling Fundamentals
Scheduling Fundamentals

There are several ways to represent a schedule. Let's look at some of them and learn what they show best. We'll look at the three most common forms of presenting a project schedule: table, Gantt chart, and network diagram.

Tags project schedule, gantt chart, dependencies, logic chart, wbs

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