Appendix H

Pharmaceutical Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example

Pharmaceutical Project WBS

The following represents an example of a WBS for a pharmaceutical development project. It is not intended to represent the only feasible WBS for this type of project. There are numerous variations and approaches that a project manager can take to develop the WBS for the project.

In this example, a WBS is presented for a new compound. A development program containing more than one compound would consist of a similar WBS structure for each compound. Some Level 2 WBS elements describe deliverables that fall within the area of expertise of specific technical specialties and occur at different points over the course of the product development lifecycle. ...

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