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Effective Work Breakdown Structures by Gregory T. Haugan

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CHAPTER 6

WBS Principles, Steps, and Checklist

This chapter includes three parts that summarize the material presented in this book: (1) a set of WBS principles, (2) pragmatic steps for the project manager to follow in developing a WBS, and (3) a recommended checklist for the project manager to use in reviewing the WBS.

A checklist, like the WBS templates presented in the previous chapter, is not a substitute for thinking, and its use has some of the elements of thinking inside the box.

Figure 6-1 repeats the generic WBS of Chapter 2, but expands it to include additional information. The figure illustrates the different types of projects and ...

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