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Managing Projects: A Team-Based Approach

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Note: Managing Projects: A Team-Based Approach by Karen Brown & Nancy Hyer (Textbook).

(1).Compare and contrast the main approaches for developing a WBS. Which approach do you feel is most user-friendly? Explain your answer.
(2). How can the critical path algorithm be used to enhance a project schedule?
(3). Why is it important for a project to have team input during development?
(4). Compare and contrast the three methods of continuous learning during a project.

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(1). Compare and contrast the main approaches for developing a WBS. Which approach do you feel is most user-friendly? Explain your answer.

The main approaches for developing a WBS are to use a template, the top down approach, the bottom up approach, and mind mapping approach. In the template approach the WBS Practice Standards can be used, or an analogy of the past projects is used. In top down approach the largest items of the project are broken down into their subordinate items. Refining work into greater and greater level of detail is used. The bottom up approach is used when the team is familiar with the type of project, the team can start with the bottom up technique. The list of objectives is looked at first. In case of the mind mapping approach there are branches radiating out from a core idea to structure thoughts or ideas. In case of mind mapping a non linear approach may be ...

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The response provides you a structured explanation of how synergies in teams can be achieved during project management . It also gives you the relevant references.

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