Week 1: Initiation and Planning · Lesson 5 ·
Projects fail when you fail to plan - so let's talk about the importance of the planning phase and tools like WBS and scheduling that will help you actually deliver deliverables.
Planning is the largest part of project management.
The first step of planning is to understand the requirements of your project and its specifications. A great tool is the WBS - Work Breakdown Structure. Take a complex idea and break it down into all the deliverables that make up the whole of the project. If it works for the Navy, it can work for you.
Keep it simple. If you can break down a car into systems, you can breakdown pretty much anything else.