Project Management Institute

Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures

work breakdown structures

Work breakdown structures (WBS) are a guide for defining work as it relates to a specific project’s objectives. Project professionals use a WBS to define project deliverables and establish the structure to manage work to completion. The Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures – Second Edition (Reaffirmed) provides direction for the preliminary development and implementation of the WBS.

Throughout this standard, you will learn what characterizes a high-quality WBS and discover the substantial benefits of using the WBS in everyday, real-life situations.

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