Chapter 5

Considerations While Creating a WBS

5.1 Overview

There are many ways to create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It can be developed entirely as a new document, can reuse components from existing WBSs, can be based on a template, or can follow pre-defined WBS standards. When reusing existing components, WBS elements can be drawn from similar projects or from standard project templates that the organization has determined support accepted good practices.

This chapter discusses the methods used to create a WBS, as well as some considerations that should be taken into account during WBS development. The sections of this chapter are presented as guides for use during the WBS development process, while some sections can be used as checklists ...

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