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Alpha Teach Yourself Project Management by Nancy Mingus

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HOUR 6
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
CHAPTER SUMMARY
LESSON PLAN:
In this hour you will learn about ...
• Understanding the need for a WBS.
• Determining WBS approach.
• Determining tracking levels.
• Creating WBS detail.
During project initiation we did a high-level cost/benefit analysis. Before we can estimate in more detail how long a project will take and how much it will cost, we need to get a more complete picture of the work involved. We do this with a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), which is used to divide the total work of a project into manageable units. This lesson shows you how to create a Work Breakdown Structure.

UNDERSTAND THE WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE

To get a more complete picture of the work involved in a project, we divide ...

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