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Chap 4 Domain: Planning and Project Performance Section: Create the WBS-1/4
Define Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
A deliverable heirarchical decomposition of work to be executed by the project team
Identify the Purpose of Work Breakdown Strucure (WBS)
To sub-divide deliverables into smaller componentsaka: Decomposition
Why is the Work Breakdown Structure important?
The WBS identifies the full scope of the work identified to be accomplished by projectThis is inturn used for the following:1. Estimating Project Cost and Time2. Scheduling Resources3. Determining Project Controls
Identify the imputs of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
1. Organizational Process Assets2. Project Scope Statement3. Project Scope Management Plan4. Approved Change Request
Which of the WBS inputs is the most important
Project Scope Statement, because it contains the work of the project and only the work of the project
Descibe WBS decompositions 1st of 5 Steps.
Step 1. Identify All major Deliverables and related work via expert Judgement technique
Descibe WBS decompositions 2nd of 5 Steps.
Step 2. Organize the WBS and Idenfity WBS Structure-must describe product service or result in verifiable terms
Descibe WBS decompositions 3rd of 5 Steps.
Step 3. Decompose the WBS levels into Lower Level Components
Descibe WBS decompositions 4st of 5 Steps.
Step 4. Assign I.D Codes to the WBS components
Descibe WBS decompositions 5th of 5 Steps.
Step 5. Verify Decomposition is Clear and Complete
Idenfify 4 ways to organize the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
1. Major Deliverables and Subprojects2. Subprojects executed outside the project team3. Project Phases4. Combination Approach
At what level is the first level of decompostion?
Level One
What is the lowest level of any Work Breakdown Structure Called?
Work Package
Each component of the WBS should be described how?
Clearly and completely and identify how work of project will be performed and controlled
Should Activities be listed in WBS? PMBOKs opinion?
Can Be. Benefical in smaller projects but not benefical in large complex projectsNot identified in PMBOK but PMBOK decomposes them in Activities Definition Process
WBS Templates are a tool of what?
Create Work Breakdown Structure
Define Rolling Wave Planning
Process of elaborting on deliverables, project phases, or sub-projects in the WBS to differing levels of decompostion depending on the expected day of work.
Describe Unique WBS Identifiers
I.Ds given to each element of each identifier.Used to sum, track cost, schedule resources of WBS elements.
What are a collection of WBS Identifiers Called
Code of Accounts
Define a Work Package
The lowest level of the WBS. Consists of Components that can be easily assingned to one person, or team, with clear accountability and responsibility for completing the assignment