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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Incrementing the Solution

The subject of this chapter is how a WAS can be used to help effectively plan for and monitor incremental project work, in very much the same way that Hollywood uses call sheets to manage its production crews and schedules. The terms "work authorizations" and "work authorization system" come directly from the PMI and can be found in the PMBOK. Here’s how the current PMBOK Guide describes the terms.[14]

[The] Work Authorization System (WAS) is a subsystem of the overall project management system. It is a collection of formal documented procedures that defines how project work will be authorized (committed) to ensure that the work is done by the identified organization, at the right time, and in the proper sequence. It includes ...

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