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The Government Manager's Guide to the Work Breakdown Structure by Gregory T. Haugan

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Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE

The work breakdown structure (WBS) plays a critical role in the project management process. To fully grasp the concept and application of the WBS—and why a work breakdown is so important—a basic understanding of project management terms and definitions is essential. A brief history of the evolution of the WBS will also help the government manager understand how the WBS fits into the overall project management process and appreciate the role of the WBS in public and private-sector projects.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

Project management as a field of study has a set of acknowledged ...

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