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Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures - Second Edition

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Notice
  5. Contents
  6. List of Figures
  7. Preface to the Second Edition
  8. Chapter 1—Introduction to the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition
    1. 1.1 Overview
    2. 1.2 Concept
    3. 1.3 Objectives
  9. Chapter 2—Defining the WBS
    1. 2.1 Overview
    2. 2.2 Common Usage of Terms
    3. 2.3 Concept
    4. 2.4 The 100% Rule
    5. 2.5 WBS for Construction of a Bicycle
    6. 2.6 Representations of the WBS
    7. 2.7 Summary
  10. Chapter 3—Importance of the WBS
    1. 3.1 Overview
    2. 3.2 Integration with Project Management Processes
    3. 3.3 Relationship to Other Tools
    4. 3.4 WBS Integration and Use by Other Standards
    5. 3.5 Summary
  11. Chapter 4—Defining WBS Quality
    1. 4.1 Overview
    2. 4.2 WBS Quality Principle 1
    3. 4.3 WBS Quality Principle 2
    4. 4.4 Annotated Example of a High-Quality WBS
    5. 4.5 Problem Diagnostic Checklist
    6. 4.6 Summary
  12. Chapter 5—Considerations While Creating a WBS
    1. 5.1 Overview
    2. 5.2 Preparing a WBS
    3. 5.3 General Factors to Be Considered
    4. 5.4 Essential Judgments
    5. 5.5 Evaluating WBS Quality
    6. 5.6 WBS Usage Continuum
    7. 5.7 WBS for Program and Portfolio Management
    8. 5.8 Summary
  13. Appendix A—Guidelines for a Project Management Institute Practice Standard
  14. Appendix B—Evolution of the Project Management Institute Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures
  15. Appendix C—Contributors and Reviewers of the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition
  16. Appendix D—Bicycle Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  17. Appendix E—Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical (OGP) Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  18. Appendix F—Environmental Management Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  19. Appendix G—Process Improvement Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  20. Appendix H—Pharmaceutical Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  21. Appendix I—Process Plant Construction Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  22. Appendix J—Service Industry Outsourcing Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  23. Appendix K—Web Design Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Example
  24. Appendix L—Telecom WBS Example
  25. Appendix M—Refinery TurnAround WBS Example
  26. Appendix N—Government Design-Bid-Build WBS Example
  27. Appendix O—Software Implementation WBS Example
  28. Appendix P—Horizontal Tree Structure Format WBS Example
  29. References
  30. Glossary