Defining Project

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Defining the Project
Step 1: defining the project Scope:

Project scope checklist

1. Project objectives

2. Deliverables

3. Milestones

4. Technical requirements

5. Limits and exclusions

6. Review with customers

Step 2: Establishing project priorities

Quality and ultimate success of a project is defined as meeting or exceeding the expectations of the customers or management in term of time (schedule) cost (budget) and performance (scope) of the project


Project Management Trade Off’s

Priority Matrix


The original parameters are fixed


Given scope of the project which criteria should be optimized?


For which criteria are is it tolerable not to meet the original parameters?

Time Performance Cost

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Priority Matrix

Step 3: Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

Major Grouping found in WBS

Division and subdivision into smaller and smaller work elements

How WBS helps the Project Manager

OBS (organizational breakdown Structure)

WBS Development

To review in each work package

1. Define work (what)

2. Identifies time to complete work (who long)

3. Identifies time-phase budget (cost)

4. Identifies resources needed to complete for units of work (how much)

5. Identifies a single person responsible for units of work (who).

6. Identifies monitoring points for measuring progress.

Step 4: integrating the WBS with the Organization

Step 5: Coding the WBS...
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