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The Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

The Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


"If I develop a WBS, then I will have a framework for capturing project information, but how do I create a WBS?"

From the initial Project Plan, we expand our project planning efforts. However, many times before we spend time on this additional planning effort, we go through some kind of review or approval process. Then, once approved, we will continue the planning activities to create a Work Breakdown Structure or WBS.

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The Project Charter’s Value Proposition

The Project Charter’s Value Proposition

"If I identify the value proposition for the project, then I provide direction for downstream decisions, but I don’t have any standard way to clearly state it accurately."

The content of some of the boxes change depending on the project, but the placement of the 9 boxes of the Business Model Canvas is the same. I suppose just how you place these boxes isn’t as important as deciding and then sticking to it. A common look between projects helps identify patterns and facilitates comparisons. The critical thing is to address these characteristics about your projects, and provide a quick summary for comparisons.

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The Project Charter of Integrated PM

The Project Charter of Integrated PM

“If I use a project charter, then common comparisons, strategic alignment, and other guidelines and constraints can be stated, but what should a project charter contain for Integrated PM projects?”

There are many different thoughts about what a project charter is, and is not. Organizations using the Project Charter have found what works for them, and culture certainly plays a role in determining the characteristics of a successful or non-successful project charter. Much like purchasing a car, the sticker might not be the biggest consideration when looking at a project.

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What it Takes to be a Community Coach?

What it Takes to be a Community Coach?

"If decide to be a community coach, then I want to do a good job, but I will need some help and support as I learn."

Simple.

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Requesting a Community Coach

Requesting a Community Coach

"If I participate in the coaching program, then I will get more value from the community, but I am afraid, don’t have time, lack the commitment, don’t have the energy, …, there is no real issue, just do it!"

It shouldn’t be a surprise that very few things in the community are activities for the individual. PM is a team sport, and shouldn’t be attempted alone.

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