There are three main ways to organize the activities in your project: by deliverable, phase, or group. Learn how to identify strategies for organizing work and implementing them into your processes.
- [Instructor] There are three main ways…to organize the activities in your project.…By deliverable, phase or group.…You can choose one approach or a combination…based on how you're going to plan and manage your project.…When you identify deliverables and work packages…in a work breakdown structure,…it's easy to organize the activities…that produce each deliverable.…If your project has distinct phases…such as design, development and production,…you might want to organize work by phase.…
Organizing work by phase makes sense…if you have go/no-go decisions at the ends of phases.…For example, you might group the activities…for a feasibility study.…If the project isn't feasible,…you stop at the end of that phase.…When you organize by phase,…you can organize activities within each phase…by deliverable or group.…When different groups perform distinct portions…of the project, you can also organize work by the groups,…departments or teams that do the work.…
If you organize by group,…you can ask team leads to identify activities…
Note: This course aligns with best practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, published by the Project Management Institute®.
- Developing a schedule management plan
- Identifying project activities
- Adding milestones
- Organizing work
- Estimating duration and work
- Handling lag in dependencies
- Defining resources
- Assigning resources to activities
- Working with part-time and remote workers
- Fine-tuning assignments
- Optimizing schedules
- Managing and changing schedules
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Understanding a Project Schedule
2. Identifying and Organizing Activities
3. Sequencing Activities
4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
5. Fine-Tuning Assignments
6. Optimizing Schedules
Baseline the schedule2m 12s
7. Managing Schedules
Next steps2m 33s
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