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The WBS can be illustrated by coding the project (summary) tasks: level 0 - Project level 1 - 1 Summary task level 2 - 1.1 Summary task level 3 - 1.1.1 Task level 3 - 1.1.2 Summary task level 4 - 188.8.131.52 Task level 4 - 184.108.40.206 Task level 2 - 1.2 Task level 1 - 2 Task
You can see the WBS as an indented list, where the same level has the same indent.
Based on your Project Management methodology a (summary) task can be an activity with product (verb + noun), like 'make a document', or strictly separated in product summary tasks and activity tasks like in PRINCE2.
Making a WBS is best a team effort to make sure nothing is forgotten. With a brainstorm session you can record the result in a mind map. ProjectWork can import a mind map as a WBS.
Click on https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f4ffzJ3KH_UiE5MeN-EcrRsjhKPvQ8Kv/view to see the WBS example below. The summary tasks can be used to simplify the schedule by collapsing them. When you click on the [-] the summary task collapses, when you click on [+] it expands.
Default the duration is in days. Decimal days will be recalculated into hours (h) and minutes (m). You can also enter the duration direct in (w)eeks, (d)ays, (h)ours and (m)inutes.
For a workweek of 40 hours, the number of days per workweek is 5 and the number of hours per workday is 8. This is scaled if the workweek is shorter or longer.
In Tutorial Project Planning you can see four dependency types: - FS (Finish-to-Start) : The successor can start when the predecessor has finished. (Default) - SS (Start-to-Start) : The successor can start when the predecessor has started. - FF (Finish-to-Finish) : The successor can finish when the predecessor has finished. - SF (Start-to-Finish) : The predecessor can start when the successor has finished.
A dependency is noted by the row number of the predecessor(s) in column Predecessors. The dependency type is mentioned after the row number. Without type mentioned the type is Finish-to-Start. Multiple predecessors are separated with a semicolon (;). The row numbers will be recalculated when you insert or delete rows.
When you make a copy of Tutorial Project Planning you can make changes in duration. ProjectWork will recalculate the start and finish dates.
TIP: select a row and click on another row with Ctrl-key pressed to get a link from predecessor to successor. Repeating this will remove the link.
A milestone is a task with duration 0 and is clearly visualized in the Gantt.
When a task belonging to the critical path is delayed the overall project is delayed. The slack per task is the duration this task can be delayed before becoming critical.
Default tasks are scheduled as ASAP (As Soon As Possible). If a task is non-critical and set to ALAP (As Late As Possible) all slack is removed and it becomes critical. This may be useful for costly tasks.
The critical path can be visualized in the tasks table and in the Gantt chart by setting these options. In the table the start and finish dates of a critical task are in red, in the chart the bar has a red border.
In ProjectWork the default resource type is work. The default work assignment is 1 which is not shown. If someone is available part-time, it is shown between brackets after the resource name, 50% available is shown as [0.5]. If a resource is a generic skill, it can can have a quantity of more than 1. Multiple resources assigned to the same task are separated with a semicolon (;).
TIP: select a resource and click on a task with Ctrl-key pressed to assign the resource. Repeating this will remove the resource.
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