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Project Estimating and Cost Management by Parivs F. Rad

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CHAPTER 3

Resource Breakdown Structure

The practice of formalizing the resource pool falls at the interface between general management and project management. The resource breakdown structure (RBS) has its analog in the well-known work breakdown structure (WBS). In the few organizations that use variations of an RBS, project managers are able to plan the project with greater assurance of the resource data reliability. In other words, the project manager can depend on this structure to determine the amount of resources at-hand and their estimated cost in order to capitalize on organizational memory with respect to project resources. In some cases, ...

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