WBS Dictionary

The WBS dictionary is where work component descriptions are documented. According to the PMBOK® Guide, the WBS dictionary should include the following elements for each component of the WBS:

■ Code of accounts identifier

■ Description of the work of the component

■ Organization responsible for completing the component

■ List of schedule milestones

■ Schedule activities associated with the schedule milestones

■ Required resources

■ Cost estimates

■ Quality requirements

■ Criteria for acceptance

■ Technical references

■ Contract information

Let's look at an example of what some of the elements of a WBS dictionary entry might look like. You'll use the work package level called Inspection and Identification defined in the sidebar "The Lincoln Street Office Building" earlier. The WBS dictionary entry for this might look like the following:

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