Work Breakdown Structure


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work breakdown structure

[¦wərk ¦brāk‚dau̇n ‚strək·chər]
(industrial engineering)
A hierarchy designed to organize, define, and display all the work that must be performed in order to accomplish the objectives of a project.

Work Breakdown Structure

(project)
(WBS) A division of a project into tasks and subtasks. The tasks are numbered to indicate their relationship to each other. WBSs are indespensible for project planning, particularly when estimating time and resource requirements. Some industries use established work breakdown structure systems for billing and reporting purposes.
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Work breakdown structure includes the hierarchy and level by level analysis of project action and generally breaking project overall into details.
2) From Under Secretary of Defense Memorandum "Standardization of Work Breakdown Structures to Support Acquisition Program Management", 9 January, 2009, p.
I will not discuss every available standard but will instead focus on four essential areas found almost universally on acquisition programs: work breakdown structures, data, statements of work, and specifications.
The work breakdown structure should incorporate 'micro' performance criteria or indicators, for discrete units or phases, and 'macro' indicators against which the final outcome can be assessed.
A Work Breakdown Structure is a list of all the tasks or activities required to complete the project under study.
Do</p> <pre> Take time at the beginning on objectives, terms of reference and the work breakdown structure.
3 and manages the ignition, diagnostic, cryogenic and experimental subprograms as projects incorporating a work breakdown structure to track scope, cost, schedule, and key milestones within a management control system.
A detailed work breakdown structure (WBS) and schedule will help us solve the problem.
First, a discussion of the basic building block for any cost estimate, the work breakdown structure (WBS), is examined.
Program management might seem peripheral to PLM, but it has everything to do with product lifecycle and management itself: program and project management functions within PLM establish a work breakdown structure (a hierarchy of tasks and sub-tasks) to complete a program/project.
Sophisticated earned value management systems integrate the organizational breakdown structure, work breakdown structure, and the contractor's accounting system.
The PlanView Project Models define guidelines for project lifecycles, associated content, project collaboration, project budgets, and the project work breakdown structure and associated resource skills.