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Assembling Your Plan

In this chapter, you learn how to further refine your work breakdown structure (WBS), decide whether your labor should be part of the WBS, find out the importance of reintegrating project staff as the project winds down, and discover distinctions between the WBS and other planning tools.

The Critical Path for Completing the WBS

Before a project was assigned to you, an authorizing party or committee determined that it needed to be executed. They allocated resources to the project. At the least, this included costs of your services. They might have also formally or informally made assignments of plant, equipment, and human resources to the project.

At some point you were summoned. You discussed the desired objective, how ...

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