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Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft® Project by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 4. Building a Work Breakdown Structure

IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:

  • Learn what a breakdown structure is and how it helps plan a project

  • Identify several methods for building a work breakdown structure

  • Learn how to document a work breakdown structure

  • Learn how to define work packages in detail

“The work was like peeling an onion. The outer skin came off with difficulty . . . but in no time you’d be down to its innards, tears streaming from your eyes as more and more beautiful reductions became possible.”

EDWARD BLISHEN

The division of labor for dinner could be you microwaving a couple of frozen dinners while your spouse gets out the plates, forks, and napkins. But the surprise party for your parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary is another story. ...

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