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- Joseph Phillips
ISBN-10 0071775919 ISBN-13 9780071775915
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Study Cards on wbs, project, activity

What are the most important considerations for a project manager when examining the sequencing outputs and preparing for scheduling?
  • Schedule only required work
  • FS relations are the most common and preferred
  • Activity sequencing is not the same as scheduling
  • First comes activity sequencing, then scheduling
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What is the purpose of a project network diagram? (PND)
It illustrates the flow of project work and the relationship between work packages. Most PNDs are AON (Activity on Node) and use Precedence Diagramming Methods (PDM)
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What should a PND be accompanied by?
An explanation of the workflow, why decisions where made and details on the preferred logic.
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How does change impact the PND?
Change to the project impact the project scope, thus the WBS and most likely the activity list that needs to be updated.
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What updates may be made to the WBS ?
  • When based upon the activity list one discovers that the WBS is not complete
  • When the discovery is made that the WBS elements are not defined fully or correctly
  • Updates to reflect newly discovered information like cost estimates
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What are updates to the WBS also called?
Refinements. These ensure that all of the deliverables are accounted for within the WBS.
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