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Work Breakdown Structures for Projects, Programs, and Enterprises

Book Description

Become an Expert on the Work Breakdown Structure!
The basic concept and use of the work breakdown structure (WBS) are fundamental in project management. In Work Breakdown Structures for Projects, Programs, and Enterprises, author Gregory T. Haugan, originator of the widely accepted 100 percent rule, offers an expanded understanding of the WBS concept, illustrating its principles and applications for planning programs as well as its use as an organizing framework at the enterprise level. Through specific examples, this book will help you understand how the WBS aids in the planning and management of all functional areas of project management.
With this valuable resource you will be able to:
• Tailor WBSs to your organization's unique requirements using provided checklists and principles
• Develop and use several types of WBS
• Use WBS software to gain a competitive edge
• Apply the 100 percent rule when developing a WBS for a project or program
• Establish a WBS for a major construction project using included templates
• Understand portfolio management and establish an enterprise-standard WBS

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About the Author
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. PART I WBS Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1 Introduction to the Work Breakdown Structure
      1. Project Management Terms and Definitions
      2. The Project Problem and Solution
      3. The WBS in the Project Management Process
      4. Background of the WBS Concept
        1. Early U.S. Government Activities
        2. Recent U.S. Government Activities
        3. The Project Management Institute and the PMBOK® Guide
      5. The WBS in the Government Sector versus the WBS in the Private Sector
    2. Chapter 2 Work Breakdown Structure Fundamentals
      1. The 100 Percent Rule
      2. Anatomy of a WBS
        1. Product Breakdown Elements
        2. Service Breakdown Elements
        3. Results Breakdown Elements—Generic Projects
        4. Results Breakdown Elements—Information Technology Projects
        5. Cross-Cutting Elements
        6. Project Management Element
      3. WBS Element Descriptions
      4. WBS Dictionary
      5. Control Account: EVMS
      6. Work Packages
      7. Appropriate Level of Detail
      8. Use of the WBS to Develop Activities
        1. The WBS and Activities
        2. Activity Definition
      9. Inputs versus Outputs—Resources versus Deliverables
        1. Input versus Output Elements
        2. Deliverables versus Intermediate Outputs
      10. Numbering the WBS
      11. Alternate Structure Concepts
      12. Other Categorizations
    3. Chapter 3 WBS Software and the WBS in Software
      1. Software to Help Develop the WBS
        1. WBS Chart Pro
        2. Visio WBS Modeler
        3. WBS Director
      2. Software Using the WBS
        1. Project Management Software
        2. Cost-Estimating Software
    4. Chapter 4 WBS Principles, Steps, and Checklist
      1. WBS Principles
        1. Product Projects
        2. Service Projects
        3. Results Projects—Generic or Information Technology
        4. Common Principles
      2. Steps in Developing a Project WBS
      3. Checklist
  10. PART II WBS Applications
    1. Chapter 5 Project Management Methodology and Operations
      1. Generic Methodology
      2. Scope Management
        1. Project Charter
        2. Statement of Work
      3. Time Management
      4. Cost Management
        1. Bottom-Up Cost Estimation
        2. Collection of Historical Data
        3. Chart of Accounts Linkages
        4. Earned Value Management System Implementation
        5. Budgeting and Work Authorizations
      5. Communications
      6. Procurement Management
      7. Quality and Technical Performance Management
      8. Human Resource Management
        1. Team Building
        2. Integrated Product Teams
      9. Risk Management
      10. Project Integration Management
        1. Project Plan
        2. Configuration Management
        3. Systems Engineering
    2. Chapter 6 Life Cycle Planning: Programs and Phases
      1. Life Cycle Concepts
        1. Generic Life Cycle
        2. Generic Consumer Product Life Cycle
        3. U.S. Department of Defense Life Cycle for Acquisition of Major Products
        4. Typical Construction Project Life Cycle
        5. Museum Program Life Cycle
        6. Information Technology Program Life Cycle
        7. U.S. Government Office of Management and Budget Life Cycle Planning
      2. Life Cycle WBS Concepts
      3. Phases within Projects
    3. Chapter 7 Portfolio Management and a Standard WBS
      1. Introduction
      2. WBS Roles
      3. Planning a Portfolio Management System
      4. Establishing an Enterprise Standard WBS
        1. Category A—Enterprise-Level WBS Standard
        2. Category B—Family of Standard WBSs or Templates
        3. Category C—Life Cycle Framework
        4. Category D—Standard for WBS Development
        5. Category E—No Existing Standard
      5. Concept for a Standard Enterprise WBS
      6. Outsourcing—WBS Requirements Placed on Contractors
    4. Chapter 8 Government Performance Management and the WBS
      1. Government Performance Management Policy: History and Status
        1. Background of Government Performance Management
        2. Government Policies for Performance Management
        3. Industry Activities
        4. Professional Association Activities
      2. Program/Project Structure Requirements
    5. Chapter 9 The WBS in Construction Management
      1. Construction Classification Systems
        1. Background
        2. Construction Specifications Institute, CSI MasterFormat™
        3. OmniClass™ Construction Classification System
        4. Relation to a Project WBS
      2. Highway Construction—Caltrans
        1. Caltrans WBS Development
        2. Purpose of the Caltrans Standard and Guide
        3. Standard Template—Levels of the WBS
      3. What Would a Generic, Universal Construction WBS Template Look Like?
      4. Use of a WBS Template—A Case Study
        1. GSA Enterprise WBS
        2. WBS Elements
      5. Application to an Existing Program—A Third Case Study
        1. CSI MasterFormat™ 2004 Structure
  11. PART III WBS Examples and Descriptions
    1. Chapter 10 WBS Examples and Descriptions
      1. 1. Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning—Version 1
      2. 2. Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning—Version 2
      3. 3. Book-Writing Project
      4. 4. Dinner Party Project
      5. 5. Museum Project—Project Definition Phase
      6. 6. WBS for a Planning Phase
      7. 7. WBS for a Major Department of Energy Program
      8. 8. Information Technology Program
        1. Project Initiation Stage
        2. Design Stage
        3. Implementation Stage
        4. Closeout Stage
      9. 9. NASA Standard Base Maintenance Service Contract
      10. 10. Sewage Treatment Plant
      11. 11. The Rural Meat Company, ERP Implementation—Class Project
        1. WBS Approach
      12. 12. Roaming To Win Project at National Wireless, Inc.—Class Project
        1. WBS Analysis
  12. Appendix A FAA Standard Work Breakdown Structure
  13. Appendix B CSI Division List—1995 Version
  14. Appendix C The OmniClass™ Development Committee
  15. Appendix D OmniClass™ Tables Edition 1.0
  16. Appendix E OmniClass™ 2004 and 1995 Divisions
  17. Appendix F Sample Page OmniClass™ Table 22
  18. Appendix G Caltrans WBS
  19. Appendix H The International Infrastructure Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index