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 […]
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 […]
Scheduling is what project management is all about, right? Among the plethora of project management tools available, what aspect is most widely promoted? Jumping right into MS Project or any other scheduling tool is a mistake. Projects like this are built on very unstable footing, and it’s likely they will fall apart in some way. […]
I use techniques I learned as a project manager in my everyday life all the time. ?Do you? If you are learning to become a project manager, have you started experimenting with these tools and techniques on your own, so that when you do start managing your own projects you will already be familiar with […]
New project managers send me this question a lot, and I think some people struggle with this because they jump right to task definition with a leap directly over figuring out what to deliver first. When you start a new project and need to break down the work into manageable pieces, how do you go […]
An illustration of how to fix a bad work breakdown structure. This is my WBS Coach course I mention in the video.
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The Work Breakdown Structure is one of those tools in project management that in my experience gets used incorrectly quite a bit. That might be due to how it gets glossed over in many textbooks, or how many people jump right into building one without understanding the fundamentals clearly.
Effective project managers communicate about 90% of their time. There are no misunderstandings; there are only failures to communicate. Project managers communicate by using different mediums to convey a message. The message might be to an individual, a selective meeting with team leads, project sponsors, or the whole team collectively. It is truly critical for […]