Chapter 6. Plan and Schedule the Project

Understanding the Project

Previously we emphasized the importance of completely defining the full scope of any new project, and suggested that this effort is best accomplished using a generally accepted technique called the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). We recommended that the full project management team precisely define what work it plans to perform ... including the outer limits of the project commitment. The WBS is a vehicle that allows for the progressive detailing of project tasks and the integration of such tasks with various organizational functions, in particular the contracting, estimating, budgeting, and scheduling functions, as well as those line functions that will be performing the defined ...

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