Week 3 DiscussionDiscussion Topic Overdue – Last Fri at 12:59 AM
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.
Planning the Project
The PMBOK® Guide states that the planning process includes actions necessary to define, integrate, and coordinate all subsidiary plans into a project management plan. This implies that in bottom-up planning, the summary project plan being the consolidation of subsidiary plans is drawn independently.
Based on your understanding of the project planning process, answer one of the following bullet points:
- Is bottom-up planning appropriate or should the project plan be developed top-down by developing the subsidiary plans based on the documentation (charter and scope statement) that has been produced to this point? Explain. Is there any other approach you would recommend?
- List the nine components of planning sequences for software project planning. Any successful project plan must contain nine key elements. List these items and briefly describe the composition of each.
- Describe the "even planning process" and explain why it is helpful. What is shown on a linear responsibility chart? How is it useful to a project manager? In what ways may the WBS be used as a key document to monitor and control a project?