Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures-Second Edition
Defining project objectives and delegating work to team members are among a project manager's biggest tasks. Successful projects require thorough planning on the part of the project manager to accomplish these tasks. The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) serves as a guide for defining work as it relates to a specific project's objectives. The Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures-Second Edition supplies project managers and team members with direction for the preliminary development and the implementation of the WBS. Consistent with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)-Third Edition, the WBS Practice Standard presents a standard application of the WBS as a project management tool. Throughout the book, the reader will learn what characteristics constitute a high-quality WBS and discover the substantial benefits of using the WBS in every-day, real-life situations.