Preface to the Second Edition

When the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Practice Standard Update Team gathered in April of 2003, the progression of this standard to its current level of advancement could not have been anticipated. To begin the work, the team received the charter for the update process, the original chapters and appendices from the first edition, as well as approximately 450 comments about the content of the document that had been received from readers and project management practitioners since the time of its publication.

While the challenge to update the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures initially did not appear particularly difficult, the project team spent a great deal of time planning and developing an appropriate ...

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