It is not uncommon that a Work Package includes all information, graphs, data, etc. for a specific project phase. This inclusion of all data, rather than only pertinent data, could have negative consequences when it comes to decision-making. Bloated work packages are more difficult to understand and decrease the ability to make informed decisions.
Every industry is somehow governed by a set of unspoken rules and assumptions defining what makes that industry different and unique; a set of ideas that are accepted as general truth by the professionals of the industry at large.
In the capital projects industry, that assumption currently manifests itself through a wide acceptance of the "insurmountable" unique complexities that characterize construction projects along with a dramatic shift toward the belief that successful project management depends primarily on software tools and practices rather than on people's skills and competencies.
When I first started in the capital projects management field, I was repeatedly told: "every construction project is unique, construction heavily depends on people and people are unpredictable; that is why most efforts of standardization are somehow inherently doomed to fail and that is why, low office and field productivity in the world of capital projects will continue to characterize our industry f...