How to Plan a TPM Project
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
— Winston Churchill, English Prime Minister
The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait 'til that other is ready.
— Henry David Thoreau, American naturalist
Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution.
— Crawford Greenwalt, President, DuPont
The hammer must be swung in cadence, when more than one is hammering the iron.
— Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher
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 WBS from the RBS
- 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 ...