PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
CHAPTER 9
Project Planning

I. DEFINE PROJECT OBJECTIVE

  • scope
  • schedule
  • cost




II. DETERMINE ACTIVITIES THAT NEED TO BE PERFORMED TO ACCOMPLISH OBJECTIVES

activity: a piece of work that consumes time
 

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • hierarchical tree of end items to be accomplished
    • breaks a project down into manageable pieces

    work item: one small piece of a project 
     
     

  • Responsibility Matrix
    • display of individuals responsible for accomplishing work items in the WBS

     
     
    Person A
    Person B
    . . . 
    Person J
    Work
    Item 1
           
    Work
    Item 2
           
     . . .
    . . .
           
    Work
    Item K
           




III. DEVELOP THE NETWORK PLAN
 
  • Activity on the Arrow (AOA):
    • circles represent events
    • arrows are links that represent activities

     
  • Activity in the Box (AIB):
    • each activity is represented by a box
    • the activity description is within the box
    • each activity is linked serially by an arrow

     
  • GANNT Chart:
    • each activity is listed down the left side
    • the time scale is shown along the top