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Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management by Daniel L. Williams PhD, Elaine Britt Krazer

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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Within a project, activities can be grouped, filtered, planned, and organized by Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). The WBS classifies all of the deliverables of a project and is often formed into a hierarchy with an increasing level of detail. How WBS is defined varies by company and by project, but having a well-planned WBS is a key first step to implementing good project controls.

Consider any one of several standardized WBS structures:

  • UNIFORMAT II Elemental Classification for Building Elements (Publication NISTIR-6389)
  • UNIFORMAT II Classification for Bridge elements (NIST 1122)
  • DOT Specs for use in almost every public entity road project. FHWA publication FP-03, also see specific state DOT website for more specific ...

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