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57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
57086 18 product-based_planning
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  • 1. 1857086Contract and Project ManagementDavid Sowden, The University of Hull
  • 2. 1857086Contract and Project ManagementProduct-based planningtechniquesDavid Sowden, The University of Hull
  • 3. Overview• Product-based planning techniques – The four products of product-based planning – The benefits of product-based planning – Producing a Product Description of the Final product – Producing a Product Breakdown structure – Writing a Product Description – Product-based Planning examples 3
  • 4. The four product of product-based planning• Four products are created within this technique – A Product Description of the final product of the project – A Product Breakdown Structure – Product Descriptions of each product – A Product Flow Diagram 4
  • 5. The benefits of product-based planning It focuses on the final product and thereby ensures that all breakdowns and activities add value and contribute to that final product. 5
  • 6. Producing a Product Description of the Final product• Purpose – Understand the detailed nature, purpose and function of the product – Identify the sources of information or supply for the product – Describe the required appearance of the product – Identify the level of quality required of the product – Enable identification of activities to develop and quality control the product – Define the people or skills required to develop and check the product.• (templates available - Project Product Description and Project Description for each product with the whole project) 6
  • 7. Producing a Product Breakdown structure• The second task in product based planning is to product a Product Breakdown structure – Identify the product to be created of obtained by the planned work – Identify additional products needed to build and support the final product – Build a consensus on the best product groupings that should be used to generate ideas on what products have to be created or obtained. 7
  • 8. Producing a Product Breakdown structure EXAMPLE Cup of tea Kettle Cup Tea Simple Milk Simple intermediate intermediate Cup Filled Boiled Washed Kettle Cup with Teabag Milk kettle kettle cup boiled water 8
  • 9. Producing a Product Breakdown structureEX AMPLE Moved Shed 2. Dismantled 3.New 4.Re-Assembled 1. Old Shed Shed Requirements Shed 2.1 Rotten 2.2 Re-Usable 4.2 Transport 4.1 New Pieces Pieces Pieces Pieces 3.1 Shed 3.2 New Piece 3.4 New Fixtures 3.5 Fixtures & 3.3 Prepared Site Dimensions Requirements & Fittings Fittings List
  • 10. Writing a Product Description Product descriptions can be useful as part of product-based planning for the following reasons: • They establish the criteria for user acceptance; • They act as a checklist for project deliverables; • They clarify what each product is required to deliver.Once the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) has been completed, theproduct descriptions can be written. (see templates)These should be checked with relevant stakeholders and ideally signed off bythe sponsor or project board. 10
  • 11. Conference Delegate Structure & required Venue Delegates Publicity handout format date grouping grouping grouping pack grouping List ofList of venues Mail Press Selected On-the-day possiblerequirements Shot release theme staff venues Venue Selected and Agreed enquires booked programme venue Final Mailing Booking Speakers attendance Responses list arrangements grouping list EXAMPLE Speaker options Speaker invitations Booked speakersProduct BreakdownStructure for Cover Printed Slides Feedback agenda and notes formorganising a conference
  • 12. required Selected date theme List of venue Speaker requirements options Booking requirements Speaker List of possible invitations venues Booked Venue speakers enquires Mailing list Agreed Selected and programme booked venue Mail shots Slides and Printed Feedback Covers Notes agenda form Press release Delegate handout pack Final Responses attendance listEXAMPLE On-the-day staff Product Flow Diagram for Conference organising a conference
  • 13. TASKReview your Planning techniques

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