Planning Documents and Tools
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Divides the project into a task oriented tree with services, hardware, and software delegated to different subgroups. The work to be done in each subtask is defined and the group or type of group to do it is specified. WBS's Require:
When making the WBS, consider:
Critical vs slack paths. The critical path has the least amount of total slack.
Monitors milestones and estimates completion times useing statistical analysis. Only the critical path is used to perfrom the estimate. It uses three estimates:
variance=SQUARE of [(P-O)/6]
mean=(O + 4M + P) / 6
Traditional organizational charts are not very detailed. The LRC shows the work functions of the various tasks as they relate to the organizational positions. It shows who participates and their function including decision making ability. The LRC details where authority falls between executives with regard to decision making. Shows:
An generic example is shown below. The numbers mean: 1-actual responsibility, 2-general supervision, 3-must be consulted, 4 -may be consulted, 5-must be notified.