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Project Scheduling and Cost Control by James Taylor

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WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE AND BASELINE DEVELOPMENT

A work breakdown structure (WBS) is essentially the scope statement reduced to individual pieces of work. The PMBOK® Guide defines the WBS as a deliverable-oriented grouping of project elements that organizes and defines the total work scope of the project. Each descending level represents an increasingly detailed definition of the project work. This definition might be misleading to some because it implies that a WBS can be defined only by deliverables, which is fine as long as it is understood that a deliverable extends to the task level. In other words, deliverable means more than the finished ...

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