■ Accommodate change as development proceeds

■ Exercise: identify user requirements

Scope of work

■ Scope is general statement of the work to be performed, references product requirements

■ Scope is written into contract or agreement

■ Scope is frozen at baseline

■ Monitor for scope creep; change management process; ensure orderly review and approval of change

■ Exercise: write a scope of work

Project life cycle

■ Concept: early customer requirements

■ Project Planning: objectives, WBS, schedule, budget

■ Design: preliminary product design

■ Development: develop prototype

■ Production: produce prototype

■ Close-out: close out project

■ Gateways at each entry point to next phase

■ Exercise: define life cycle phases and illustrate with a real product

Work breakdown structure

■ Defines all work to be performed in outline or organization chart form

■ WBS controls process and deliverable

■ Generic WBS ensures that schedules include all necessary work in the product development process

■ Exercise: develop a WBS


■ Task list, duration estimates, calendar

■ Key linkages between tasks

■ Use linkages to generate concurrent work to accelerate process

■ Use MS Project Gantt chart and resource usage table as baseline reference

■ Exercise: enter tasks and durations into MS Project

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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