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He would then compile the costs associated with each phase (if the project is divided into phases), specific events or tasks, or even subtasks. To further hedge his bet, he might even enroll project management staff if they have been identified in advance, and get their estimates of the time (and hence cost) for specific tasks and subtasks. He would then refine his own estimates, which now may be somewhat higher than the figure his peers may have arrived at. In any case, he would represent his data to the authorizing party.

Still, it is better to have listed more details than fewer. If you have not plotted out all that you can foresee, then once the project commences, you may be beset by all kinds of challenges because you understated the work that needs to be performed. TIP While the level of detail is up to you, as a general rule, the smallest of subtasks that you would list in the WBS would be synonymous with the smallest unit that you as a project manager need to keep track of. Team-generated subtasks? Could your project management team end up making their own subwork breakdown structures to delineate their individual responsibilities, and, hence, have a greater level of detail than your WBS?

Lesson 4. Laying Out Your Plan In this lesson, you learn the prime directive of project managers, all about plotting your course, initiating a work breakdown structure, and the difference between action and results (results mean deliverables). No Surprises For other than self-initiated projects, it is tempting to believe that the most important aspect of a project is to achieve the desired outcome on time and on budget. As important as that is, there is something even more important. As you initiate, engage in, and proceed with your project, you want to be sure that you do not surprise the authorizing party or any other individuals who have a stake in the outcome of your project.

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