Relying on a Project Coding Structure

The coding structure identifies the work packages within the WBS and is then applied to the PND. This allows the project manager, the project team, experts, and even key stakeholders, to extract areas of the project to examine, evaluate, and inspect. For example, a project to create a catalog for a parts distributor may follow multiple paths to completion. Each path to completion has its own "family" of numbers that relate to each activity on the path, as outlined in Table 6-2.

Path

Coding for Path

Typical Activities

Artwork

4.2

Concept (4.2.1) Logos (4.2.2) Font design (4.2.3)

Photography

4.3

Product models (4.3.1) Airbrushing (4.3.2) Selection (4.3.3)

Content

4.4

Message (4.4.1) Copywriting (4.4.2) Editing (4.4.3) Rewrites (4.4.4)

Print

4.5

Four-color printing (4.5.3)

Table 6-2 Possible Paths in Creating a Catalog

Path

Coding for Path

Typical Activities

Bind

4.6

Assembly (4.6.1)

Bindery (4.6.2)

Trimming (4.6.3)

Shrink-wrap (4.6.4)

Distribution

4.7

Packaging (4.7.1) Labeling (4.7.2) Shipping (4.7.3)

Table 6-2 Possible Paths in Creating a Catalog (continued)

Table 6-2 Possible Paths in Creating a Catalog (continued)

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