Once activities are identified and documented, use the sticky notes to develop a hierarchy that shows the overall project in a logical structure. Major deliverables are commonly used for the first level below the project objective, but there are other possible organizing principles for project work:
By organizational function (marketing, R&D, manufacturing)
By discipline (carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, painting)
By skill set (programming, accounting, marketing)
By geography (Stuttgart, Bangalore, Topeka, Taipei, Bogota)
By life-cycle phase (analyze, design, build, test, deploy)
When your WBS is organized in a tree structure, test each lower level for aggregation; ensure that the decomposition is equivalent to the work ...