A Case Study on the Success of Introducing General Non-construction Activities for Project Management and Planning Improvement

Conference PaperinLecture Notes in Computer Science · June 2006with32 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.51 · DOI: 10.1007/11767718_15 · Source: DBLP
Conference: Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, 7th International Conference, PROFES 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 12-14, 2006, Proceedings


    The creation of a proper work breakdown structure (WBS) is essential in performing successful project effort estimation and
    project management. The use of WBS is required on the level 1 of CMMI. There is, however, no standard WBS available. In this
    paper, the results of a pilot project in which new activities were introduced into the TietoEnator’s WBS are reported. The
    activities were non-construction activities which are necessary but not directly related to the actual software construction.
    The study shows that the success of the introduction of such activities very much depends on the naming of the activities
    and how they are introduced to the employees. Additionally, it turned out that the pre-thought set of non-construction activities
    included activities that should not have been in the set at all as individual activities.