Tag Archives: wbs

Use YOUR WBS to Build Team Strength

Filed under Leadership | Posted by PMStudent

We Build Strength (WBS). I realize you know that from a traditional project management perspective the correct words behind the acronym WBS are work breakdown structure. Now since you are going to follow best practices and create a WBS as you plan your project; why not consider using it as a team building exercise? Team […]

Work Breakdown Structure Training From Dick Billows

Filed under Scope | Posted by PMStudent

In line with my previous post about supporting other project management trainers who do good work, I bring you Dick Billows. This video on the Work Breakdown Structure shows that his approach is in line with my philosophy.? It is in line with the training I provide through WBS Coach and pmStudent e-Learning.? I haven’t […]

Reader Q&A: The WBS and Cost

Filed under Cost | Posted by PMStudent

I wanted to share an email question I received through a Twitter contact of mine and my response.? Feel free to chip in with your own insights! Question: I hope you don’t mind me coming to you for advise and help with Project Management. I have this one question which I keep pondering on. In […]

Lessons Learned from Anita Wotiz

Filed under Misc | Posted by PMStudent

Anita Wotiz is the guest blogger this week over at the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley Project Management blog. She published great post titled “An unrepeatable success?” Read it here. It was great to hear about the project, specifically the lessons learned and trying to relate them to my own experience. I wouldn’t write the […]

Project Objectives and Deliverables (Or “how to WBS”)

Filed under Scope | Posted by PMStudent

Lately I have been working on thinking about the best way to go about project planning, especially in terms of objectives and deliverables. Based on my experience at several companies and some independent research, here are my current thoughts on the subject. Hierarchy I’m fairly convinced that in most cases, this is an effective hierarchy […]

Point 11 – Attribute Results to Processes

Filed under Misc | Posted by PMStudent

This may be the most controversial point, but in my opinion it is aligned with the rest of Deming?s philosophy nicely, and I agree with this point totally. In the US especially, Management By Objectives (MBO) is very much the status quo. I?ll give a short explanation of my opinion from an operational standpoint first […]