A Participative Visual Approach to Milestone Planning

22 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2018 Last revised: 1 Jul 2019

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Eduardo Miranda

Carnegie Mellon University - Institute for Software Research

Date Written: June 30, 2019

Abstract

The paper presents a participatory milestone planning method called the Visual Milestone Planning (VMP) Method which promotes involvement and commitment, through the reification of the planning artifacts and their direct manipulation by team members who collectively create the plan. Once a project scope is defined via a work breakdown structure and relevant milestones identified, a novel construct called the milestone planning matrix is used to systematically and visually capture dependencies among milestones and map WBS elements to the milestones they help realize. The milestones due dates are later determined by accommodating sticky notes representing the work to be done on a resource and time scaled milestone scheduling canvas. The method is applicable to traditional as well as to agile projects.

Keywords: Milestone Planning; Participative Planning; Collaborative Planning; Milestone Planning Matrix; Visual Planning; Agile Project Management

Suggested Citation

Miranda, Eduardo, A Participative Visual Approach to Milestone Planning (June 30, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3282382 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3282382

Eduardo Miranda (Contact Author)

Carnegie Mellon University - Institute for Software Research ( email )

School of Computer Science
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

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