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Work Breakdown Structures for Projects, Programs, and Enterprises

Author: Gregory Haugan
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Become an Expert on the Work Breakdown Structure! The basic concept and use of the work breakdown structure (WBS) are fundamental in project management. InWork Breakdown Structures for Projects, Programs, and Enterprises, author Gregory T. Haugan, originator of the widely accepted 100 percent rule, offers an expanded understanding of the WBS concept, illustrating its principles and applications for planning programs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Haugan
ISBN: 9781523096145 1523096144
OCLC Number: 1019734439
Description: 1 online resource (408 p.)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I WBS Fundamentals; Chapter 1 Introduction to the Work Breakdown Structure; Project Management Terms and Definitions; The Project Problem and Solution; The WBS in the Project Management Process; Background of the WBS Concept; Early U.S. Government Activities; Recent U.S. Government Activities; The Project Management Institute and the PMBOK® Guide; The WBS in the Government Sector versus the WBS in the Private Sector; Chapter 2 Work Breakdown Structure Fundamentals; The 100 Percent Rule; Anatomy of a WBS Product Breakdown ElementsService Breakdown Elements; Results Breakdown Elementsâ#x80;#x94;Generic Projects; Results Breakdown Elementsâ#x80;#x94;Information Technology Projects; Cross-Cutting Elements; Project Management Element; WBS Element Descriptions; WBS Dictionary; Control Account: EVMS; Work Packages; Appropriate Level of Detail; Use of the WBS to Develop Activities; The WBS and Activities; Activity Definition; Inputs versus Outputsâ#x80;#x94;Resources versus Deliverables; Input versus Output Elements; Deliverables versus Intermediate Outputs; Numbering the WBS; Alternate Structure Concepts Other CategorizationsChapter 3 WBS Software and the WBS in Software; Software to Help Develop the WBS; WBS Chart Pro; Visio WBS Modeler; WBS Director; Software Using the WBS; Project Management Software; Cost-Estimating Software; Chapter 4 WBS Principles, Steps, and Checklist; WBS Principles; Product Projects; Service Projects; Results Projectsâ#x80;#x94;Generic or Information Technology; Common Principles; Steps in Developing a Project WBS; Checklist; PART II WBS Applications; Chapter 5 Project Management Methodology and Operations; Generic Methodology; Scope Management; Project Charter Statement of WorkTime Management; Cost Management; Bottom-Up Cost Estimation; Collection of Historical Data; Chart of Accounts Linkages; Earned Value Management System Implementation; Budgeting and Work Authorizations; Communications; Procurement Management; Quality and Technical Performance Management; Human Resource Management; Team Building; Integrated Product Teams; Risk Management; Project Integration Management; Project Plan; Congfiguration Management; Systems Engineering; Chapter 6 Life Cycle Planning: Programs and Phases; Life Cycle Concepts; Generic Life Cycle Generic Consumer Product Life CycleU.S. Department of Defense Life Cycle for Acquisition of Major Products; Typical Construction Project Life Cycle; Museum Program Life Cycle; Information Technology Program Life Cycle; U.S. Government Office of Management and Budget Life Cycle Planning; Life Cycle WBS Concepts; Phases within Projects; Chapter 7 Portfolio Management and a Standard WBS; Introduction; WBS Roles; Planning a Portfolio Management System; Establishing an Enterprise Standard WBS; Category Aâ#x80;#x94;Enterprise-Level WBS Standard; Category Bâ#x80;#x94;Family of Standard WBSs or Templates Category Câ#x80;#x94;Life Cycle Framework
Responsibility: Haugan, Gregory.

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Become an Expert on the Work Breakdown Structure! The basic concept and use of the work breakdown structure (WBS) are fundamental in project management. InWork Breakdown Structures for Projects, Programs, and Enterprises, author Gregory T. Haugan, originator of the widely accepted 100 percent rule, offers an expanded understanding of the WBS concept, illustrating its principles and applications for planning programs as well as its use as an organizing framework at the enterprise level. Through specific examples, this book will help you understand how the WBS aids in the planning and management of all functional areas of project management. With this valuable resource you will be able to: • Tailor WBSs to your organization's unique requirements using provided checklists and principles • Develop and use several types of WBS • Use WBS software to gain a competitive edge • Apply the 100 percent rule when developing a WBS for a project or program • Establish a WBS for a major construction project using included templates • Understand portfolio management and establish an enterprise-standard WBS

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