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In your planning of project, what is the level of detail you go to?
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For planning a project you do start with a high level schedule or with a more detail approaches.

To what Level of detail do you go?

Does it goes to the packages detail?
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Depends on the size and critical nature of the project. But in general most projects start with a high level "everything" and become more detailed over time.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Dec 21, 2017 9:32 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Sante,
Interesting in some field/industry you just can't do that. Is the scope well define? or the scope get progressively define?
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Vincent -

Decomposition of scope, schedule or cost should be to the desired level of control. This is influenced by many factors including complexity, team experience, organizational standards, and contractual requirements.

Outside of purely deterministic/predictive projects, as Sante indicates, rolling-wave approaches will reduce the likelihood of premature planning.

Kiron
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Dec 21, 2017 9:37 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Kiron,

I certainly understand that the type and size of project would influence the timing and level of detail. In some industry it just can't be skip.

The more detail are you package less slip in between?
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It depends on several factors, including but not limited to size, complexity, importance, available data, OPA, etc.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Dec 21, 2017 9:40 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Abolfazl,

In what kind of project you do limited detail? And when do you start expanding put detail, define packages?
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Building on Sante and Kiron's answers, you only decompose to the point where you are comfortable.

You don't want to start planning details that may have to be changed or removed.

Rolling wave planning builds on the principle of planning only as far as necessary.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Dec 21, 2017 10:05 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Stéphane,

Rolling wave planning is applicable to a degree, but not in all industry and all projects.

If I was to build a large infrastructure project would it make sense to use Rolling wave planning or would I be better to define package? Same question for a large project of any kind?

Would a large IT project like IBM/Canadian paid management system Phoenix have better succeeded with rolling wave planning or a full planning with packages definitions?
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Dec 21, 2017 7:57 AM
Replying to Sante Vergini
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Depends on the size and critical nature of the project. But in general most projects start with a high level "everything" and become more detailed over time.
Sante,
Interesting in some field/industry you just can't do that. Is the scope well define? or the scope get progressively define?
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Dec 21, 2017 8:17 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Vincent -

Decomposition of scope, schedule or cost should be to the desired level of control. This is influenced by many factors including complexity, team experience, organizational standards, and contractual requirements.

Outside of purely deterministic/predictive projects, as Sante indicates, rolling-wave approaches will reduce the likelihood of premature planning.

Kiron
Kiron,

I certainly understand that the type and size of project would influence the timing and level of detail. In some industry it just can't be skip.

The more detail are you package less slip in between?
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Dec 21, 2017 8:23 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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It depends on several factors, including but not limited to size, complexity, importance, available data, OPA, etc.
Abolfazl,

In what kind of project you do limited detail? And when do you start expanding put detail, define packages?
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Dec 21, 2017 9:09 AM
Replying to Stéphane Parent
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Building on Sante and Kiron's answers, you only decompose to the point where you are comfortable.

You don't want to start planning details that may have to be changed or removed.

Rolling wave planning builds on the principle of planning only as far as necessary.
Stéphane,

Rolling wave planning is applicable to a degree, but not in all industry and all projects.

If I was to build a large infrastructure project would it make sense to use Rolling wave planning or would I be better to define package? Same question for a large project of any kind?

Would a large IT project like IBM/Canadian paid management system Phoenix have better succeeded with rolling wave planning or a full planning with packages definitions?
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1 reply by Stéphane Parent
Dec 21, 2017 11:35 AM
Stéphane Parent
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I suspect, Vincent, that planning for Phoenix was done a long time ago and never repeated.
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The level of detail is an estimation then it will depends on avaible time and available information. Because of that most of the organizations have a "light" version of the life cycle/governance process and to select if use or not use it is a process of estimation where a check list will guide it.
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1 reply by Vincent Guerard
Dec 21, 2017 10:36 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Sergio,

is this for internal project? I can see that for internal project a light version of planning could be use.

Would it make sense when in an external project where it engage your company to have a "light" process with limited planning?
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Dec 21, 2017 10:17 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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The level of detail is an estimation then it will depends on avaible time and available information. Because of that most of the organizations have a "light" version of the life cycle/governance process and to select if use or not use it is a process of estimation where a check list will guide it.
Sergio,

is this for internal project? I can see that for internal project a light version of planning could be use.

Would it make sense when in an external project where it engage your company to have a "light" process with limited planning?
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Dec 21, 2017 10:51 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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There are not internal or external projects. There are projects as means to put strategy into action. That is what we use in my actual work place and what i used from years.
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