A means to an end

For a product-based approach to planning to succeed, there is no absolute requirement for each of the three parts of the technique to be applied. The technique is a means to an end. Ultimately, a plan will be more robust if it contains an expression of what the principal stakeholders will get for the time and money they invest in the project. However, all too often this is unclear, which is why a product-based approach is recommended.

The creation of a product breakdown structure, a product flow diagram and product descriptions means the plan is well under way. However, the inevitable questions remain: how long will it take to deliver these products and how much will it cost to complete the project? Now is the time to answer them.

Revised product flow diagram

Revised product flow diagram

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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