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.
taking too little time to properly plan the objectives, terms of reference and work breakdown structure
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.
A work breakdown structure decomposes an entire project into a list of tasks.
The work breakdown structure is a basic building block of all major defense acquisition programs.
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.
The Solution: TECSYS's ControlSeries Project Financial Management System makes management of these activities possible, in part, by its four-level work breakdown structure of projects, jobs, phases, and tasks.
They can navigate the project according to work breakdown structure, assignments, resources and more.