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

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Chapter 2

WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE FUNDAMENTALS

The basics of developing a WBS include the 100 percent rule, the anatomy of a WBS, and the three basic types of WBS: product, service, and result. It is also important to understand cross-cutting elements and the special “project management” WBS element.

DEVELOPING A WBS

The WBS represents a logical decomposition of the work to be performed that focuses on how the product, service, or result is naturally subdivided. It is an outline of the specific work to be performed.

Development of a WBS requires ...

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