Luiz Felippe Alcantara Systems Engineering Management
March, 23 2015. Dr. Bill Phillips
Chapter 11 – Planning
11-1 - Under what conditions would each of the following either not be available or not be necessary for initial planning?
a. Work breakdown structure
b. Statement of work
d. Milestone schedules
In many cases it is not possible to know every single part of a project. Therefore the whole planning for the project will be based on the assumptions made by the engineer. Misunderstanding of goals or unclear objectives most of times cause some failure or disagreement on project. Part of the planning faze as Work Breakdown, Statement of Work, Specifications, Milestone Schedules looks very simple, have all this…show more content…
How much of a detailed technical breakdown should be included?
Who is the intended audience for this schedule?
After all those steps the project manager can determine how to make a plan.
11-4 - Can objectives always be identified and scheduled?
I think so since you define a goal your already have an objective which is achieve that goal and a way to do that, people take class about how to define objectives. After the goal and objective is defined it’s time to schedule so you need to know how and in how long to finish the project to make a concise schedule. However if the objective is not clear, or some part of the way to perform the project is missing or wrong problems with the scheduling can occur. Therefore it is possible to identify and schedule objectives always.
11-5 - Can a WBS always be established for attaining an objective?
I think is always possible divide the work in small process. However sometimes it’s not seem necessary do this. To break easy works in several process could be an expensive choice, waste of money, time, and work force.
11-6 - Who determines the work necessary to accomplish an objective?
The project manager is the person in charge of planning the project, so he will define the scope of work, who should perform each work, and how long it should take and specify the technique needed to perform the work.
11-7 - What roles does a functional manager