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Breakdown, Estimation and Assignment

WBS-013

Description

This workshop helps participants understand and apply project breakdown best practices. Project breakdown is an essential technique that provides a better overall view of the project and helps integrate stakeholders.


Topics covered

  • The rules for establishing a work breakdown structure (WBS) for a project
  • How to validate the quality of a WBS
  • The links between the WBS and the project’s other knowledge areas and its environment
  • The role of the project leader in the establishment of estimates
  • Preparing estimation activities
  • The various estimation approaches
  • Evaluating the level of confidence in estimates and hypotheses
  • The importance of the deliverables/roles/responsibilities matrix and how to use it
  • Project staffing issues associated with estimates, assignments and capacity

Content

This workshop is designed for those looking to implement the principles surrounding proactive and effective project management by taking part in a workshop that will allow them to try out the concepts taught.


Objectives

  • Understand and develop good project breakdown techniques as part of an “integrated and cross-cutting” vision
  • Develop effort and cost estimates for the duration of the project, based on the breakdown established
  • Understand how to communicate resource requirements and assess staffing in relation to the estimates produced and establish sufficient links between durations and capacity based on a comprehensive vision of the project.


Evaluation methods

Structured workshop where concepts are demonstrated and applied to two case studies (business and IT).



PMP, CAPM & PMBOK are registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Target audience


Days and pricing