Implementing a Health Information Technology Project, Part III: The Work Breakdown Structure
The creation of the work breakdown structure is an essential preliminary process for planning a project’s work and for defining the details of that work. The work breakdown structure that is created for a project should be a direct reflection of that project’s defined scope as well as a detailed and organized representation of the work that will be performed during the course of that project.
To complete this Application Assignment, develop a Work Breakdown Structure document—a hierarchical diagramming of the work that must to be executed by the project team in order to accomplish the project objectives and to create the project’s required deliverables—which will be based on the information presented in the hypothetical Health Information Technology Project scenario that you read in Week 1. ***will upload***
First, identify at least five specific high-level deliverables for the hypothetical project. Next, decompose the project work to be performed for each of the identified deliverables into deliverable-specific work packages by subdividing each deliverable into smaller, more manageable components of work. For each deliverable, subdivide its work into between four and five specific work packages that represent the most fundamental components of the work to be performed.
Note: Refer to the PMBOK Guide for sample work breakdown structures that are examples of diagrammed deliverables and their work packages. *** will upload***
The collectively developed Work Breakdown Structure document will be submitted as part of a 2 page group paper. This paper should summarize your team’s collaborative efforts in developing its Work Breakdown Structure document and explain the team’s reasoning behind the specific high-level deliverables (at least five) that it defined as part of initial planning for the hypothetical project and included in the Work Breakdown Structure document.