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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Component Tips

February 4, 2010 by

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One of the most key project management documents is the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), which is a deliverable-oriented hierarchy of the work to be done on a project. In fact, there is an entire standard from the Project Management Institute devoted to this document (Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures). This standard contains some useful […]

Making a WBS – WBS Templates Method

February 3, 2010 by

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A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), which is a deliverable-oriented hierarchy of the work to be done on a project, can be created through several methods. According to the Project Management Institute’s Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, common methods include: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, WBS Standards, and WBS Templates. The WBS Template method begins with a generic […]

Making a WBS – WBS Standards Method

February 2, 2010 by

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A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), which is a deliverable-oriented hierarchy of the work to be done on a project, can be created through several methods. According to the Project Management Institute’s Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, common methods include: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, WBS Standards, and WBS Templates. Organizations possessing project management maturity are most likely […]

Making a WBS – The Bottom-Up Method

February 1, 2010 by

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A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), which is a deliverable-oriented hierarchy of the work to be done on a project, can be created through several methods. According to the Project Management Institute’s Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, common methods include: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, WBS Standards, and WBS Templates. To apply the Bottom-Up method, all the project’s […]

Making a WBS – The Top-Down Method

January 29, 2010 by

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A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), which is a deliverable-oriented hierarchy of the work to be done on a project, can be created through several methods. According to the Project Management Institute’s Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, common methods include: Top-Down, Bottom-Up, WBS Standards, and WBS Templates. The Top-Down method begins with the final product […]

A Coding Scheme for Your WBS

January 28, 2010 by

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Building on the last two days’ postings, we have more today on Work Breakdown Structures (WBS). As a reminder, a WBS is a deliverable-oriented hierarchy of the work to be done on a project. According to the Project Management Institute’s Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures, the WBS should have a coding scheme that makes […]

Avoiding Verbs in the WBS

January 27, 2010 by

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I naturally want to use verbs in my Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), but it’s wrong! A WBS is a deliverable-oriented hierarchy of the work to be done on a project. The Project Management Institute’s Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures states that the WBS elements are to be defined using adjectives and nouns, but not […]