Breaking Down the Work The Work Breakdown Structure

Wbs Level Detail

Identifying and breaking down the work to be done is the logical starting point in the entire planning process. The objective of this step is to identify relatively small, specific pieces of work. (For simplicity, let's refer to them as activities.) Once you've identified all of the activities required to execute the project, you're ready to create a complete project plan. You'll be able to estimate activity durations and prepare your schedule, estimate activity costs and prepare your project...

Project Management The Interpersonal and Behavioral Context

Although this book focuses primarily on process, a full and fair treatment of project management would not be complete without some discussion of interpersonal and behavioral aspects of project management. You will find that the interpersonal and behavioral aspects of project life are crucial to the success of a project. In fact, studies often point to interpersonal and behavioral problems as a root causes for project failure. As mentioned previously, the art of project management is about...