Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Postby kwalford » Sun 21 Apr 2013 3:51 pm

Is your WBS a scheduled based (activities, verbs) structure or deliverable based (nouns) structure? The PMI advises that it should be deliverable based. Please explain the reason for your choice.

To me, a deliverable based WBS is heading in the direction of Prince 2's Product Breakdown Structure (PBS). What would you say differentiates the two though? I liked this saying I found at the below link; 'If you like a WBS is an organised To Do List while a PBS is an organised Shopping List.'

http://www.apm.org.uk/content/pbs-vs-wbs

Someone clearly in favour of a deliverable based (nouns) structure:

http://www.ccfltraining.com/samples/Project_Mgmt-Work_Breakdown_Structure_Information.pdf

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