Deliverable-Oriented Work Breakdown Structure

A work breakdown structure (WBS) provides a framework of common reference for all project elements, specific tasks within the project, and ultimately better schedules and better estimates. A WBS facilitates the integration of project plans for time, resources, and quality. An effective WBS encourages a systematic planning process, reduces the possibility of omission of key project elements, and simplifies the project by dividing it into manageable units. If the WBS is used as the common skeleton for the schedule and the estimate, it facilitates communication among the professionals implementing ...

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