Discussion Questions

1. The WBS identifies all of the work that must be done to complete the project. What would you do if the answer to a question posed as part of the work determined which of two alternatives you should pursue?

2. Under what conditions might you choose to decompose an activity that met all of the six completeness criteria? Give specific examples.

3. Can you think of any activities that would not meet all six completeness criteria and yet need not be further decomposed? Give specific examples

Case Study

The high-level WBS for the case study, based on Winston Royce's Waterfall model, is stored on the CD-ROM. Pick one of the activities and decompose it down to the level where the six completion criteria are met for all of your lowest level activities. (We have decomposed Testing through a few levels as an example; that example is included on the CD-ROM as well.)

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