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Project Management For Dummies, 4th Edition by Stanley E. Portny

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Chapter 4

Developing Your Game Plan: Getting from Here to There

In This Chapter

arrow Breaking your work into manageable pieces

arrow Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

arrow Dealing with unknown circumstances

arrow Keeping project information in a WBS dictionary

The keys to successful project planning and performance are completeness and continuity. You want to identify all important information in your project plan and address every aspect of your plan during project performance.

Describing in detail all the work required to complete your project helps you accomplish these tasks. Your description of project work provides the basis for scheduling, planning resources, defining roles and responsibilities, assigning work to team members, capturing key project performance data, and reporting on completed project work. This chapter helps you break down your project work into manageable pieces.

Divide and Conquer: Breaking Your Project into Manageable Chunks

Two of my major concerns when I start a new project are remembering to plan for all important pieces of work and accurately estimating the time and resources ...

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