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The work plan analysis and scheduling technique, WoPAST technique, was developed to plan and schedule complex engineering programs when early ideas and goals are still fluid and responsibilities are general and gross. The basic techniques were adapted from other planning systems, and the approach was kept as simple as possible without sacrificing any necessary detail. It lends itself well to enhancing communications among participating people and groups and in reconciling dependencies and commitments. It compartmentalizes resource planning by a responsibility element and so avoids the lengthy cycles and iterations associated with other detailed planning techniques. After an agreement and commitment to a total plan is made, detailed monitoring and tracking is handled on a personal basis and succeeds by using peer pressure and personal identification to keep plan integrity high.