Creating Planning Components

Sometimes, there just isn't enough information available in the WBS to determine what activities are needed in the activity list. For example, let's say you're building a new home for your customer. Your customer knows the dimensions of the kitchen, but doesn't know what type of appliances, cabinets, or even the tile that they want to put into their deluxe kitchen. This isn't a problem at the beginning of the project, as your construction team can get to work building the home, but there will come a date when the homeowners must make a decision on the materials and components they'll want in their schmancy kitchen.

Software Project

Software Project be determined be determined

Specific deliverables

Figure 6-1 Rolling wave planning details the imminent work and keeps future work at the high level.

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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