This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait 'til that other is ready.
Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution.
The hammer must be swung in cadence, when more than one is hammering the iron.
CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
Understand the importance of planning a project
Understand the purpose of the Joint Project Planning Session (JPPS)
Know how to plan a JPPS
Know the contents of the project proposal
Recognize the difference between activities and tasks
Understand the importance of the completeness criteria to your ability to manage the work of the project
Explain the approaches to building the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Generate a complete WBS
Use the WBS as a planning tool and reporting tool
Understand top-down versus bottom-up processes for building the WBS
Define a work package and its purposes
Understand the difference between effort and duration
Explain the relationship between resource loading and task duration
List and explain the causes of variation in task duration
Use any one of six task-duration estimation methods
Understand the process of creating cost estimates at the task level
Schedule people to project activities ...