UMLIC: cooking.the way(s)?

At this juncture, I have read and hopefully, digested what my coursemates have added. Will it be the soft approach, steaming, the behavioural approach, grilling or both approach, frying?

The constraint(s) of this project are time, money, manpower, and most likely lack of support from some of the 700++ lecturers (have to assume the worst case senario).

Let’s take a look at a few suggested ideas:-

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is an important tool for managing projects. This technique focuses on defining and organizing the total scope of a project, which integrates the hierarchical Tree Structure (TS).

To ensure WBS works, there is the one and only commandment which must be strictly followed:

The 100% Rule…states that the WBS includes 100% of the work defined by the project scope and captures ALL deliverables – internal, external, interim – in terms of the work to be completed, including project management. The 100% rule is one of the most important principles guiding the development, decomposition and evaluation of the WBS. The rule applies at all levels within the hierarchy: the sum of the work at the “child” level must equal 100% of the work represented by the “parent” and the WBS should not include any work that falls outside the actual scope of the project, that is, it cannot include more than 100% of the work… It is important to remember that the 100% rule also applies to the activity level. The work represented by the activities in each work package must add up to 100% of the work necessary to complete the work package. ( p. 8 )

Taken from

Simply put, dividing into groups and make sure each group has a leader. There will be the Big Boss (BB). These group leaders will report to BB whenever their task is finished or need to be updated. Next, make sure each group doesn’t have overlap in task. OR else there will be CHAOS. Each group strictly follows what has been ordered to do.

Actually I have done this before (no intention of carrying myself here), and to think there is a specific name for it. Posh.

Next there is SWOT which stands for Strength + Weaknesses + Opportunity + Threats. Strengths and weaknesses are internal factors (within the organization). SWOT is used to analyse or audit the current situation and to provide a clear guide of what to expect in the present and future. Opportunities and threats are external factors (outside the organization). With this, an organization can make clear decision of what to do next.

Simply put, analysing the situation thoroughly as in different aspects namely internal (strength & weakness) and external (opportunites & threats) factors. From there, apt decision(s) can be made.

There is also the suggestion to use the behavioural method to get the message across. This, I think was suggested, due to the hard-core-thoughts which may result to hard-core-behaviour(s) of certain participants (again-worst case senario).

…to be continued


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