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breaking down WBS in a project plan into activities

I understand that a project plan (schedule) is much more than a WBS task list. It depends on how you organize your project schedule - may be into phases, may be modules. Phases might have overlapping ...
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WBS (work breakdown structure) vs SRS (software requirements specification document)

I am new to project management and need a clarification. I want to create the work break down structure for a software project. The definition is that WBS must contain 100% of the work. How can I ...
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Should requirements collection be included in the Work Breakdown Structure?

Can (or should) the activities relating to collection of requirements for the Requirements Matrix be included in the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?
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In a programming project, how to ensure the project reliability when going up-level on the WBS?

Problem: How to make sure the project keeps reliable knowing that its parts are reliable when tested separately? Background: Our project is currently structured as having each team working in a ...
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Work break down

Would like to discuss my answer to the following question relating to work break down structure: A company runs a mail-order business and has a requirement for a new application on its existing ...
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Do you use the WBS or Project Program to structure tasks in MS Project?

When I first started using Microsoft Project, I took it for granted that I should replicate the WBS in the task list and use that to structure my work packages. After working with Project a little ...
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Help needed for creating project network diagram from WBS

New Facility Center: Work Breakdown Structure Here below is the wbs... need to create network table and diagram from it.. Did I required to select major dependencies only for network table and ...
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Should communication be included in a WBS?

I am trying to create my first WBS for the relocation of my company's offices as an IT person. So far, I broke the jobs that have to be done down to parts: 1 Documentation 1.1. Infrastructure ...
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Consultant to review project work plan [closed]

I am responding to an RFP that is requiring us to provide a Work Breakdown Structure, deliverable list with details for each deliverable, and a list of resources by role in each phase with their ...
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What to do in a WBS when a deliverable is required in two bigger deliverables?

This question is best described through an example. Imagine you're doing a project to promote a product. You have two equally important deliverables: Street Advertisement Social Websites ...
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How granular should an estimate be for building a web page?

Sufficient Granularity? I have a ASP.NET web page to construct. The design of the UI and classes is already complete. I have prepared a task breakdown, including hours needed for each task. Does ...
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How to calculate breakdown (in hours) of each resource used (open project)?

Using Open Project, how can one calculate time spent on a project by resource? Given 5 people, I'd like to know how much time each person is spending on the project. Is it done manually, or can we ...
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Software to help estimate effort and record effort for timeline purposes (one man team)

I am trying to find some software that allows the following workflow: Create a wbs with effort. Plot wbs items onto a Gantt chart to see when items should/could be completed by and build a schedule. ...
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How is a group of deliverables called?

They are not projects, as one project contains more groups of deliverables. Is milestone a correct term? I hope the chart below explains it a little.
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Can I ask the stakeholders to review my project plan?

I met with the project stakeholders. I documented their goals into a standard WBS structure and a project plan. Can I present my project plan to the stakeholders and ask them for input/feedback on ...
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What is the relationship between WBS and Gantt chart? [closed]

It seems all the two do just one thing: breakthrough the works that we must do in our project.
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How can I learn to break down a big software project into more manageable tasks in terms of progress monitoring?

One thing I constantly see project management books talk about is the necessity of a method of tracking progress. One you break down the big picture into many smaller tasks, it becomes easier to see ...
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What 'economic drivers' should be part of our “software business case”?

So we need to perform a feasibility study of one of our initiatives and need to present it to the 'higher ups' - It needs to incorporate numbers (estimates) both from the perspective of tangibles and ...
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Is it possible to reduce costs by crashing a project?

I'm working on a study assignment, which involves creating a WBS and GANTT chart for a 6-month project. Then I'm supposed expedite one of the tasks by increasing resources to it, thus decreasing the ...
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Structuring a WBS

Should the structuring of tasks in a WBS be according to vertical "features" of a product or horizontal "aspects" of a product? For example, say I'm developing warehouse software with 3 modules: ...
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What is the right approach to work package size?

In medium size project were you are interfacing with functional Project Managers, and you are the PM for the entire project. How much details do you want in your WBS? Do you break it and keep it ...
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how to apply the fixed and variable costs on the WBS to estimate the profit?

I have been asked to estimate the profit that could be achieved for a portfolio for IT training courses. I have to estimate the income and the fixed and variable costs and hence the profit. I made ...
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Should every WBS item map to a single “charge number”?

Assuming you are running projects where every employee submits their time in a corporate accounting system like SAP or Deltek, should every project always define charge numbers for every WBS item? ...
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Help regarding creating a WBS for an Application

I'm trying to build a work breakdown structure for a project I'm working on and since this is my first time doing something like this I was wondering if I could get some guidance. The application I'm ...
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Using Spreadsheet for Backlog - Dependencies and Priority

I'm currently using a Google Spreadsheet to manage my product backlog. It has a list of stories, each with an identifier, feature it belongs to, story points, and the sprint that it's assigned to. It ...
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Where to get general info on Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

I work in a software development company. I have this major ticket for which I have to produce a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure). I also have to prepare an estimation for the ticket. The ticket deals ...