Breaking Down the Work Breakdown Structure Process

This informative and focused session, hosted by The Forum's PM Committee, explored one of the most misunderstood processes in project management - creating an effective Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the project. This session addressed what the WBS is - and what it is not. It explained why creating a comprehensive WBS is necessary for the success of the project. It also covered how to recognize and document groupings of project elements that define the total project scope.


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Presenter: Pete Michaelson, PMP, NYS Office for Technology
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Additional resources:, Break It Down, Geoff Choo, (External Link), Taking the Work Out of WBS, Geoff Choo, (External Link)
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), (External Link)