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Successful Project Management by Michael S. Dobson

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3

Planning the Activities

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Explain the importance of progressive elaboration in the planning process.

• Create a project statement of work (SOW).

• Prepare a requirements document and explain when it is needed.

• Create and interpret a work breakdown structure (WBS) in both org chart and outline format.

• Develop an activity list and network diagram; define the critical path, slack, and float; and perform a forward and backward pass.

• Explain the role of the Gantt chart, and describe the process for turning a network diagram into a Gantt chart.

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