Based on the course readings and your research, write an essay that addresses the following key elements:
- Project scope
- In your own words, with cited support from scholarly resources, clearly and concisely define the construct of a project Scope Statement.
- Explain the use of a common technique to develop a project scope.
- Describe the practice for achieving project scope consensus.
- Project work breakdown structure (WBS)
- In your own words, with cited support from scholarly resources, clearly and concisely define the construct of a project work breakdown structure (WBS).
- Based on the project elements presented in Problem 11-2 (Kerzner, 2017, p. 404), use a software application of your choosing to create a WBS (down through level 3). Include your WBS as an appendix to your essay.
- Describe how your WBS can be used to plan this project scenario.
Properly organize your writing by including the following:
- Cover page
- Body of your work in response to the assignment’s key elements, with headings and subheadings
- List of references
- Appendix (WBS).
The introduction through conclusion sections of your essay should be approximately 5 pages in length. Support your assignment with a minimum of three scholarly references.
AACE International. (2018). AACE International Recommended Practice No. 10S-90: Cost Engineering terminology. Retrieved from https://web.aacei.org/docs/default-source/rps/10s-90.pdf?sfvrsn=18
Project Management Institute. (2006). Practice standard for work breakdown structures (2nd ed.). Newton Square, PA: PMI Publications.
Project Management Institute. (2017). A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) (6th ed.). Newton Square, PA: PMI Publications.
Chapter 11 in Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
Part 1 (Sections 4.2 & 5, 10.2.2.4, & 18.104.22.168) & Part 2 (Section 3.1 – 3.5) in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
Module 3 (p. 3) in Project Management System Resource Center (PMSRC)
Carkenord, B. A. (2014). Three proven ways business analysts help prevent scope creep. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2014—North America, Phoenix, AZ. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Retrieved from https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/business-analysts-help-prevent-scope-creep-9352
Globerson, S., Cohen, I., & Vardi, S. (2016). Identifying the criteria used for establishing work package size for project WBS. Journal of Modern Project Management, 4(1), 64-69.
Zecheru, V., & Olaru, B. G. (2016). Work breakdown structure (WBS) in project management. Review of International Comparative Management, 17(1), 61-69.