In working out your responses to the Discussion
Question you should choose examples from your own experience or find
appropriate cases on the Web that you can discuss. Credit will be given for
references you make to relevant examples from real companies. Please make sure
that you cite and reference all your outside sources properly as per the
Harvard Referencing System.Assume
you have bought an old semi-furnished house and need to renovate it before
moving in. Generally renovation work can be of different categories such as
furniture electrical equipment plumbing landscaping (garden) and painting.
You will have to engage an external agency to get a portion of this work
completed. However before you start the whole renovation effort you need to
decide on two aspects: the amount of time required for the whole project and the
cost to complete the renovation.Determine
the need to develop the WBS before defining the activities in every instance.
In the given scenario think of the different types of dependencies within the
project. In your opinion how do the activity dependencies impact the project
duration? Explain why control accounts are identified in the WBS.Determine
whether a WBS is necessary for every project irrespective of its scope. Do you
think a WBS is needed for a project where the scope is only to renovate the
living room which includes furniture and painting as major deliverables?