Chapter 4. Laying Out the Work

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

You’ve created a sound WBS and are ready to cover the next step in progressively elaborating the schedule of your project. This chapter covers taking the work breakdown structure to a lower level of detail in creating a task list—or, as it is sometimes called, an activity list. I give you some rules that will help you create the right level of detail for this list.

Next you add more detail to each task by creating completion criteria. This activity helps you and the person working on the ...

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