Program Management Blog

June 7, 2011

Project Management in the Funnies – No. 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Milt @ 10:54 AM

What I like about this comic is its simplicity and its tongue in cheek accuracy. The project is not well defined, but people are assigned, and there is no definition of timeframe, quality, cost, or scope. It just knows some things are done and others aren’t.

Implied PMI Concept

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is defining the tasks that need completed. In theory the “who needs to do them”, “when they need to be done”, and “task dependencies” are fleshed out later, after the tasks are defined. My experience is that the lists of tasks and the who, when, dependencies are all done concurrently. It is often the basis for the project schedule. Many software programs (i.e. MS Project) actually can hold the WBS and generate the schedule based on that information. Within these products, the tasks can be grouped under a Milestone (a task with no duration) for higher level reporting.

We’re All In This Together !!!

David L. Davis, PMP, PgMP

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