Consider the construction of a $500,000 single family house in your city or region. Develop the project plan that would see this completed. (excel or project)
Students will submit the first two sections of the project plan.
Refine the Scope for the project. After the student chooses a project from the three choices provided, s/he will refine the scope statement to conform with the 6th Edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK® Guide. Submit as a 1-2 page MS Word document.
Develop the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). This will be submitted as your base project document in a software format that will allow you to add other components. This will be referred to as your “project software document.”
WBS is a hierarchical decomposition of the project into phases, deliverables, and work packages. It is a tree structure, which shows a subdivision of effort required to achieve an objective (e.g., a program, project, and contract). In a project or contract, the WBS is developed by starting with the end objective and successively subdividing it into manageable components in terms of size, duration, and responsibility (e.g., systems, subsystems, components, tasks, subtasks, and work packages), which include all steps necessary to achieve the objective.
The WBS creation involves:
- Listing all the project outputs (deliverables and other direct results)
- Identifying all the activities required to deliver the outputs
- Subdividing these activities into subactivities and tasks
- Identifying the deliverable and milestone(s) of each task
- Identifying the time usage of all the resources (personnel and material) required to complete each task
The purpose of developing a WBS is to:
- Allow easier management of each component
- Allow accurate estimation of time, cost, and resource requirements
- Allow easier assignment of human resources
- Allow easier assignment of responsibility for activities