Chapter 1

Introduction to the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition

1.1 Overview

Successful project management relies on thorough planning. This begins by defining the project objectives with sufficiently detailed information. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) provides the foundation for defining work as it relates to project objectives. The WBS also establishes the framework for managing the work to its completion. The remaining sections of this chapter are as follows:

1.2 Concept

1.3 Objectives

1.2 Concept

The WBS is used in projects as follows:

  • To define the project's scope of work in terms of deliverables and to further decompose these deliverables into components. Depending upon the decomposition method used, ...

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