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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]