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Effective Work Breakdown Structures by Gregory T. Haugan

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CHAPTER 3

Lifecycle Planning: Programs and Phases

All projects have phases and a project lifecycle. As the projects get larger in terms of resources and longer in duration, these phases become more pronounced. Various industries have special language or jargon to describe the various phases of larger projects. Large projects often become programs over time, and many projects are thought of or planned as programs from the start. In this chapter, the concept of a program WBS is introduced and related to the project WBS.

LIFECYCLE PHASES

The PMBOK® Guide presents a sample generic lifecycle of a project as illustrated in Figure 3-1.

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