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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

The Foundation of Project Planning

A work breakdown structure is an extremely valuable and important project management tool. It sets the foundation for the rest of the project planning.

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Work Breakdown Structure 101

Work Breakdown Structure is a tool project managers use to break projects down into manageable pieces. Here's why you need one and how to create your own.

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Creating a Work Breakdown Structure with Microsoft Project

This article discusses creating your Work Breakdown Structure using Microsoft Project, an ideal tool for the purpose.

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Work Breakdown Structure Made Easy

The Work Breakdown Structure is an essential tool to set the project scope. It forms the agreement between you and your client on what is included and what is not included in your end deliverable.

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Gantt Charts, PERT Charts: What Use Are They?

Gantt charts and PERT charts are useful tools for visualising and communicating information about projects, but they do have a number of limitations.

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Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

If the Six Sigma project you are implementing is huge how can you get it done in a reasonable timeframe? A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) can help and here's how.

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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Purpose, Process and Pitfalls

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) requires a substantial amount of energy, time and people, but in the end is not rocket science.

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Planning a Project Using a Work Breakdown Structure & Logic Network

How to create a well thought out, detailed project plan using a Work Breakdown Structure and Logic Network while building a committed high performing team.

Running a project without a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is like going to a strange land without a roadmap. ~ J Phillips

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