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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


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How is the WBS used in projects?
It is used to define the project's scope of work in terms of deliverables and to further decompose these deliverables into components
What is the definition of decomposition?
this is a technique used for dividing and subdividing the project scope and project deliverables into smaller, more manageable parts
What is the lowest level of the WBS for which cost and duration can be estimated and managed?
A work Package
Define WBS as defined in the PMBOK fifth edition.
A deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables
What is the definition of "Deliverable"?
Any unique and verifiable product, result, or capability to perform a service that must be produced to complete a process, phase, or project and / or a deliverable that is subject to approval by the project sponsor or customer
What is the Tool that ensures you're planning for the total project work, no more and no less?
The WBS!

Note: The WBS must not include anything that isn't part of the project scope!
What am I? Sustained physical or mental effort, exertion, or exercise of skill to overcome obstacles and achieve an objective.
I am "Work"
What is another term that can be used to describe a WBS?
A deliverable breakdown structure