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#11: Consulting Terminology: Work Streams

Posted By Mark Haas CMC FIMC, Monday, March 23, 2009
I recently heard a term with which I am unfamiliar. What are work streams in an engagement?

In planning a consulting engagement or project, work streams are logical collections of activities aimed at a discrete outcome. Generally, a work stream is designed to assemble resources (usually people and information) in a sequence of related activities that result in a project deliverable or milestone. Work streams may even constitute subprojects of the overall engagement. Examples would be organizational diagnosis, communication plan development, execution of a training program, or a market test. Taken at a high level, work stream outputs will tell the project management story of an engagement.

Tip: As part of your engagement project plan, consider using work streams for two reasons. First, it will improve your ability to logically allocate the right people and information at the right times. Second, it will allow you to more easily communicate the plan, progress and outcomes to your client.

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