W11_TOM_Finalizing Our Lovely House Brownfield Project WBS and Risk Register

1. Problem Definition

Refer to my W10 Blog (https://simatupangaace2014.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/w10_tom_developing-wbs-risk-register-for-our-lovely-house-brownfield-project-by-using-humphreys-earned-value-project-management-technique/) that Our Lovely House Renovation Project WBS and Risk Register have been drafted and further in this W11 blog I will finalize the WBS and the Risk Register.


2. Development of Feasible Alternative

– I was developing my WBS by using the OmniClass template however prior to the WBS finalization I would like to compare it with other existing proven format (i.e. from internet) whether my developed WBS is well comparable or not.

– Refer to Dr. Paul’s comment to my W10 blog, I will compare Humphrey’s Risk Register VS Dr. PDG  Simatupang AACE Class 2014 (Day 3, slide #53) VS Other Risk Template.

3. Development Outcomes for Alternatives


Figure 1, 2, and 3 is showing three (3) others WBS Templates to be compared with OmniClass developed WBS.

Figure 1 – Construction of a House WBS (example 1)

Source: http://www.matchware.com/en/templates/wbs-template-construction-of-a-house.php

Figure 2 – Construction of a House WBS (example 2)

Source: https://www.workbreakdownstructure.com/100-percent-rule-work-breakdown-structure.php

Figure 3 – Construction of a House WBS (example 3)

Source: https://docushare.sfu.ca/dsweb/Get/Rendition-438597/index.htm

Risk Register:

Figure 4, 5, and 6 is showing three (3) others Risk Register Templates to be compared with Humphrey’s developed Risk Register.

Figure 4 – Risk Register (Example 1)

Source: Gimammalvo, Paul D. AACE Certification Preparation Class, Day 3 Slide, Jakarta, 26-30 August 2013.

Figure 5 – Risk Register (Example 2)

Source: http://www.projectmanagementdocs.com/project-planning-templates/risk-register.html

Figure 6 – Risk Register (Example 3)

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/daphnetoolkit/files/others/evaluation_risk/evaluation_risk_en.doc

4. Selection of Criteria

As recommended by Dr. Paul, I have tried to compare Humphrey’s Risk Register against PDG and some other references and the result is shown in Figure 7.

Figure 7 – Risk Register Comparison

Source: Author’s Data

5. Analysis of the Alternative

Figure 7 saying that Humphrey’s Risk Register template is one of the very good or most comprehensive one however it does not include EMV and Risk Ranking on it and Humphrey’s risk analysis is mixing between the quantitative and qualitative therefore difficult to rank which risk is the most priority to be manageable.

6. Selection of Preferred Alternative


Considering the complexity and the sum budget of the project thus I decided not to fully adopted OmniClass Standardization to develop our house brownfield project WBS.

Instead, I will combine OmniClass guideline with example of House Construction WBS from several references (internet).

Figure 8 is showing the result of Our Lovely Brownfield Project WBS.

Figure 8 – Our Lovely House Brownfield Project WBS

Source: Author’s data.

Risk Register:

Referring to the result of Figure 7, I have decided to update my risk register template (refer to my W10 blog) by combining it with Dr. PDG’s format and the result is shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9 – Our Lovely House Brownfield Project updated Risk Register

Source: Author’s data.

7. Performance Monitoring & Post Evaluation Result.

My project WBS and Risk Register finally are developed following the Humphrey’s Project Management using Earned Value as well with using very good reference such as OmniClass, Dr. PDG reference, etc. However this is not a final WBS and Risk Register since these are living documents and to be updated based on specific requirement or circumstances.

In W12 blog I will continue to step 3&4 of the Humphrey’s step by step process.


  1. Humphreys, G. C. (2011). Project management using earned value (2nd ed.). Orange, CA: Humphreys & Associates, Inc.
  2. United States. Government Accountability Office (2012). GAO schedule assessment guide: Best Practices for project schedules (GAO-12-120G). Retrieved from U.S. Govt. Accountability Office website: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-120G
  3. 3D-WBS.Blogspot.com. 3D Work Breakdown Structure, A Jean-Yves Moine’s Method. Retrieved on 6-Nov-13 from: http://3d-wbs.blogspot.com/
  4. Standard.no. Norsok Standard. Retrieved on 6-Nov-13 from http://www.standard.no/PageFiles/22773/Z-014%20Edition%202%20May%202012.pdf
  5. Omniclass.org. The Omniclass Construction Classification System. Retrieved on 6-Nov-13 from: http://www.omniclass.org/
  6. Matchware.com. WBS Template: Construction of A House. Retrieved on 7-Nov-13 from: http://www.matchware.com/en/templates/wbs-template-construction-of-a-house.php
  7. Workbreakdownstructure.com. Retrieved on 12-Nov-13 from: https://www.workbreakdownstructure.com/100-percent-rule-work-breakdown-structure.php
  8. Docushare.sfu.ca. Retrieved on 12-Nov-13 from: https://docushare.sfu.ca/dsweb/Get/Rendition-438597/index.htm
  9. Projectmanagementdocs.com. Retrieved on 12-Nov-13 from: http://www.projectmanagementdocs.com/project-planning-templates/risk-register.html
  10. WordPress.com. Simatupang AACE 2014 Class. Tommy Edward Blog W10. Retrieved on 12-Nov-13 from: https://simatupangaace2014.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/w10_tom_developing-wbs-risk-register-for-our-lovely-house-brownfield-project-by-using-humphreys-earned-value-project-management-technique/


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2 responses to “W11_TOM_Finalizing Our Lovely House Brownfield Project WBS and Risk Register

  1. AWESOME, Tommy!!! Great job on your research and you did a great job of RESEARCHING and COMBINING WBS and Risk templates TOGETHER to create the one which works best for YOUR project.

    While this “mixing and matching” is NOT generally considered to be a best practice, what you did fulfills the objective of this course which is to:

    1) Let you know that others have done this before you and there is a LOT of really good (and really BAD) project management templates available on the internet and;
    2) Encouraging you to ANALYZE what you found on the internet against “tested and proven” best practices to see if you could do any better.

    Just doesn’t get any better than that…..

    BTW, if you look at the latest version of my risk register, you can see that I have ADDED Risk Owner to it (column E) Just like you did, I am CONTINUALLY updating my materials to reflect “best tested and proven practices” wherever I can find them……. Doesn’t matter to me if it is PMI, AACE, IPMA, INCOSE, IIBA, CSI, Omniclass, 3D blogspot…. where ever…….

    Keep up the good work and looking to see where you take us next with your excellent case study….

    Dr. PDG, Jakarta

  2. Hi Tommy, here is my latest version of the Risk Analysis Template which shows I DID add “Risk Owner”……..

    I also attached one from your Senior class (Pak Arif’s former class) as that was created by a guy who is supposedly a risk expert…… (He flew all the way from Canada to take our course!!!)

    Enjoy and keep up the great blog postings…..

    BR, Dr. PDG, Jakarta

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