Chapter Relation to the Competencies

This chapter concerns the competencies shown next. Creating the work breakdown structure (WBS) is one of the most important parts of any project because it creates the centerpiece of any project plan around which all activities derive. After the project goal and scope are defined at a high level and appropriate approvals are obtained, then fleshing out and customizing the work according to the defined life cycle model chosen begins. This process directly relates to the competencies of product definition and process tailoring, and to building the WBS. It indirectly relates to documenting plans and estimates, and it uses the people skills of interaction and communication, leadership, negotiation, and often presentation.

Product Development Techniques

3. Defining the product—Identifying customer environment and product requirements

9. Tailoring processes—Modifying standard processes to suit a project Project Management Skills

12. Building a work breakdown structure—Building a WBS for a project

13. Documenting plans—Identifying key components

14. Estimating cost—Estimating cost to complete a project

15. Estimating effort—Estimating effort required to complete a project People Management Skills

26. Interaction and communication—Dealing with developers, upper management, and other teams

27. Leadership—Coaching project teams for optimal results

29. Negotiating successfully—Resolving conflicts and negotiating successfully

31. Presenting effectively—Using effective written and oral skills

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