Work Breakdown Structures The Foundation for Project Management Excellence

ISBN-10: 0470177128
ISBN-13: 9780470177129
Edition: 2008
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Description: The new standards from the Project Management Institute (PMI) provide guidance and universal principles for the generation, development, and application of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Created by the experts who wrote the PMI WBS Practice  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The new standards from the Project Management Institute (PMI) provide guidance and universal principles for the generation, development, and application of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Created by the experts who wrote the PMI WBS Practice Standard, this handbook explains what the standard covers and how to go about successfully implementing the WBS process from start to finish. An included CD contains examples from the book, presentations describing the applications of the content, as well as example documents, matrices, and forms.

Eric S. Norman, PMP, PgMP, is a strategic project and program management consultant. Shelly A. Brotherton, PMP, is a senior project and program management leader. Robert T. Fried, PMP, is a director responsible for project and program management with a globally recognized enterprise management software company.

Preface
Foreword
Introduction To WBS Concepts
Background and Key Concepts
Chapter Overview
Work Breakdown Structures
Defining Work Breakdown Structures
Importance of the WBS
WBS Lesson Learned: A Brief Illustration
WBS Concepts
Describing the WBS
The House Metaphor-A Consistent Example
Chapter Summary
Applying WBS Attributes and Concepts
Chapter Overview
WBS Attributes
WBS Core Characteristics
WBS Use-Related Characteristics
WBS Decomposition
WBS in Projects, Programs, Portfolios, and the Enterprise
WBS Representations
WBS Tools
Chapter Summary
WBS Application In Projects
Project Initiation and the WBS
Chapter Overview
Project Charter
Preliminary Project Scope Statement
Contracts, Agreements, Statements of Work (SOW)
Chapter Summary
Defining Scope through the WBS
Chapter Overview
Product Scope Description
Project Scope Statement (Scope Definition)
Work Breakdown Structure
Beginning with the Elaborated WBS
Use-Related Characteristics
WBS Dictionary
Deliverable-Based Management
Activity-Based Management
Scope Baseline
Acceptance Criteria
Chapter Summary
The WBS in Procurement and Financial Planning
Chapter Overview
Build versus Buy Decisions
Cost Estimating
Cost Budgeting
Cost Breakdown Structure
Chapter Summary
Quality, Risk, Resource and Communication Planning with the WBS
Chapter Overview
Approaching Quality, Resource and Risk Planning
Using Existing Templates and Processes
Creating Processes to Support the Project
Utilizing the WBS as a Basis for Process Development
Employing the WBS and WBS Dictionary
The Whole is not Greater than the Sum of its Parts-it Equals Precisely 100% of the Sum of its Parts
Examining Process Considerations
Communications Planning Using the WBS as a Foundation
Developing the Communications Plan
The Communications Matrix
The Hierarchy of Information
The Meeting Matrix
Chapter Summary
The WBS as a Starting Point for Schedule Development
Chapter Overview
Demystifying the Transition from the WBS to the Project Schedule
Putting These Concepts to Work
The WBS in Hierarchical Outline Form
Identifying Dependencies between Scope Elements
Representing Scope Sequence and Dependency
Creating a High-Level Scope Sequence Representation
The Concept of Inclusion
The Scope Relationship Diagram
Creating a Scope Dependency Plan
Chapter Summary
The WBS in Action
Chapter Overview
Acquiring the Project Team
Directing and Managing Project Execution and Integrated Change Management
Performing Scope Management
Scope Management and the Triple Constraint
Reviewing the Relationship with Other Project Management Processes
Performing Quality Assurance
Performing Scope Verification
Chapter Summary
Ensuring Success through the WBS
Chapter Overview
Project Performance Management
Scope
Schedule
Cost
Planned versus Actual
Stakeholder Management
Chapter Summary
Verifying Project Closeout with the WBS
Chapter Overview
Project Closeout
Acceptance / Turnover / Support / Maintenance
Contract Closure
Project Closeout
Chapter Summary
WBS For Project Management Decomposition
A Project Management WBS
Chapter Overview
Organization Options for a Project Management WBS
Project Management WBS Components Aligned with the PMBOK Guide-Third Edition
Project Management WBS Lite
Chapter Summary
A Final Word
Project Charter Example
Project Scope Statement Example
Project Management WBS Examples
Answers to Chapter Questions
Index

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