Assignment # 02
Considering a and b
Tell separately in which situation (a or
b), either it is scope creep and if it is then of what type?
In a highway project, the Govt.
is the customer; the construction of the highway was 190 which were then
extended to 5 km more. The government wants to increase the project scope. It
means the project manager now has to manage the construction of 195 km highway.
In the situation of a, the resources and timeline has been
fixed but the scope of the highway increases with the size increases. The
deliverable size of the highway was 190 km before, which was further extended
and the additional 5 km was added to the first project but the resources remains
If there isn’t any increase in budget and schedule time, the
project team may flow away from the original goals or objectives, as the capacity
of the project increases, the project manager needs more task for completing
the project in limited resources and limited timeline, which was designed for
the smaller project. Due to this the scope creep became effect in overflow of
the project's original goals.
In situation b, the additional project is not bad for the
project manager because the government is providing extra funds for additional
construction and also provides extra time limit for completing the project. So
the situation b is not scope creep because the government is providing more
funds to be issued and 8 week additional time for the construction.
How this additional construction will affect
the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of your project?
The work breakdown structure of
any project is specially made for networking of the project. It contains all
the work associated with the project. It divides the whole work of the project
into pieces, so that the project manager can better understand the project. The
WBS must be flexible, because the project’s requirements changes every time,
and it must be able to use in every circumstances.
Work Breakdown Structure is not a
description of the process which will be following to perform the project, it
also doesn’t address the schedule which define how and when the deliverables
will be produces, rather it is specifically limited to describe and detailing
the project’s outcome or scope.
The additional construction of
the highway will slightly affect the Work breakdown structure because the
project manager will need to describe and make the detailed diagram for
handling the construction process. The changes may occur in the scope of the
project because of the additional construction but the project manager should
clearly define the changes.