March, 23 2015. Dr. Bill Phillips
Chapter 11 – Planning
11-1 - Under what conditions would each of the following either not be available or not be necessary for initial planning?
a. Work breakdown structure
b. Statement of work
d. Milestone schedules
In many cases it is not possible to know every single part of a project. Therefore the whole planning for the project will be based on the assumptions made by the engineer. Misunderstanding of goals or unclear objectives most of times cause some failure or disagreement on project. Part of the planning faze as Work Breakdown, Statement of Work, Specifications, Milestone Schedules looks very simple, have all this documented is a good practice to check in the future since projects are always changing.
The Work Breakdown sometimes is not requested, like when the task is simple and don’t need to be broken in several steps. The milestone in poor planning will not be accurate due the lack of information or miss use from engineer, and will request a bunch of change orders. Therefore the Statement of work is affected by a planning with lack of expertise. However all of them is important for the planning of a project but the most important part in my opinion is the Specification, which tell us in detail all the dimensions and what need to be done, all the goals and objectives for the project
11-2 - What planning steps should precede total program scheduling? What steps are necessary?
Before a total program scheduling the statement of work, work breakdown structure, all the specifications, a previously schedule and budget must be done. The total program scheduling cannot be done without a clear definition of the work to be done and how long it will be and how much it will cost.
11-3 - How does a project manager determine how complex to make a program plan or how many schedules to include?
The project Manager use the documents he