Project Plan

A full project plan captures your schedule and division of work. What you will produce are simple tables (spreadsheets work fine), hierarchies (work breakdown structure), and timeline charts (Gantt charts).

For this semester, we will only create the work breakdown structure.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Before trying to schedule and assign tasks, you first must identify the tasks in the project. Do this top down, breaking the task into sub-tasks and then further each sub-task into parts. Arrange these items in a hierarchical representation. You may use an outline or a tree. Examples are in the class powerpoint on project management.

The WBS will serve to guide your team discussions and work from here on. It will give structure to your CRC cards sessions and also assist your work on the architecture diagram and first few working prototypes.