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Work Breakdown Structures

1. Research work breakdown structures and compare one created with MS Project and one created without software. Prepare to discuss. From the e-Activity, justify which work breakdown structure you prefer with supporting reasons.

2. Give an example of when a project would not need a WBS.

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The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a deliverable that breaks the project into smaller components into a hierarchal structure. The WBS can be created by using a Project Management software package or a different software program. The WBS is created by the project team members. First, the project team identifies the main requirement/project requirement. Next, the project team breaks the major/project requirement into the major deliverables. The major deliverables are broken down into smaller and smaller deliverables. The breakdown is repeated until the ...

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The following posting discusses the work breakdown structures and discusses which projects would need them.