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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In general objectives of the work breakdown structure can be divided into the following steps:
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.
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.
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.
Start by creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to capture the tasks required to support and relate project deliverables.
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.
A work breakdown structure is established which co-ordinates each deliverable into a cohesive whole.
This outline is called a work breakdown structure (WBS).