The Work Cascading Structure (E)
What is the project? How to select and justify the project? How to plan and execute the project?
Posted: Sep 2010
The work cascading structure gives the framework of what needs to be done and when. The work cascading structure takes into account the scope of the project and map each task of the project, assigning the responsibility to specific project team member. Each task needs to be mapped for the first third of the work. Remaining work can be mapped during following stages of the project. This structure helps to determine how many project team members are needed for the project.
The overall goal of creating the work cascading structure is to clearly define the tasks needed to be completed and to assign ownership of each task.
This structure avoids any issues later about who is responsible for what parts of the project.
The delegation can be done either by consensus among the team members or by decision of the project manager.
The titles for particular parts of the project selected based on organizations terminology.
Continue on Project Management:
1. Project Management Overview
2. 9 Areas of Project Management
3. Project Lifecycle – 5 Stages of Project
4. How to Determinine a Value of the Project?
4.1. Simple Payback
4.2. Average Return on Investment (ROI)
4.3. Net Present Value (NPV)
4.4. Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
4.5. Cost/benefit analysis
4.6. Time value of money
4.7. Present value of future payments
4.8. Justification of Addopted project
5. Project Planning – Project Charter
6. Work Cascading Structure (WBS)
7. Project Scheduling ( Arrow-on-Arrow and Gantt Chart )
8. Project Scheduling ( CPM and PERT )
9. The Responisbility Matrix
10. Resources and Budget Planning
11. Clasification of Projects