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Secrets to Mastering the WBS in Real World Projects, 2nd Edition by Liliana Buchtik

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chapter 2

Why Should You Use the WBS? Top 20 Benefits

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” - Malcolm Gladwell

You often hear about how projects fail or don't meet their objectives. As shown in the Introduction, one of the reasons for this is because many times, there isn't a clear understanding of the project scope and what has to be managed. As a result, the project faces too many scope changes. In other words, many project managers don't use the WBS or don't use it correctly. The WBS is known in theory but not practiced too widely. As Malcolm Gladwell said, “Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”1 For you to see positive or ...

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