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Project Management Best Practices

Keep Asking What

Filed under Scope, Training | Posted by MMeloni

WBS stands for work breakdown structure, but it is tempting to call it what breakdown structure. The reason? The WBS shows what needs to happen in order for you and the team to provide the agreed-upon project scope. And too often it is easy to get caught up in when or how or who? All […]

The WBS Don’t Go it Alone

Filed under Best Practices, Scope, Training | Posted by MMeloni

The project scope is finalized. You feel like throwing a celebration. It took more time than planned, but it seems like all of the stakeholders have agreed on what is really needed to meet project objectives. About five minutes after receiving final scope approval, your stakeholders began asking about more definitive estimates for schedule and […]

Things Your WBS Does NOT DO

Filed under Becoming a PM, Tools, Training | Posted by MMeloni

The work breakdown structure (WBS) is such a useful tool. And truthfully, once I learned about it, I wondered how I had managed without it. I stumbled into project management. I definitely did not know what I did not know. One day, a group of consultants were walking us through some project planning techniques, and […]