Planning and WBS

At E-Tech we believe whatever we want to achieve, we plan to get to the required outcome. Planning help reduce risks and increases the efficiency giving the right direction to the management. Our approach is to take planning as a good control mechanism in projects and programs, organising all available resources and encouraging manager’s creativity and innovation.

Our prime focus is to build a detailed plan with activity break down to grass root level from workstream plan to work package and right to the lowest level tasks and activities. This does not complete the picture. Our next step, based on the work break down structure and Gantt chart, create a resourcing plan. We create resource pools and map resources to the lowest level possible. We also initiate a financial plan based on each activity, each resource and cost management right to the lowest level of activity.

Once the project mandate gets approved and project initiation document (PID) starts getting assembled, planning kicks in. We believe planning is not a one off exercise rather it is a continuous process until the project ends. From scope definition to team selection, risk determination, creating work break down structures (WBS) with task identification and dependencies, estimating size and effort to assigning resource and scheduling, planning gets to be the focal process for a successful project completion.

At E-Tech WBS is a result of a workshop where the project task is broken down step by step from top level down to the single tasks, based on the expected outcome of the project and the result of the Project Breakdown Structure. WBS is identified by defining what activities are needed to produce the Work Products, defined in the Project Breakdown Structure, to the required quality.

Project success does not only depend on a detail project plan but for it to be more effective it has to be monitored, controlled and reported.