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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Setting Up Your Work Breakdown Structure

As mentioned earlier in this chapter, many project managers and organizations use a WBS as an essential element of their project management methodology. Similar to the outline structure of your project task list, the WBS is a hierarchical chart view of deliverables in a project in which each level down represents an increasingly detailed description of the project deliverables.

WBS levels can be associated with a particular code set, such as 2.1.3.a. Levels in the hierarchy represent summary tasks, subtasks, work packages, and deliverables. You can define a project’s scope and develop its task lists with the WBS.

Industries, application areas, and organizations experienced with a particular type of project ...

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