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Work breakdown structures (WBS), network diagrams, and risk management

What is the relationship between work breakdown structures (WBS), network diagrams, and risk management. What are examples of each.

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The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) breaks the project into segments, which are also called tasks. Using the WBS, the project planning team defines the sequence of tasks in which the project activities should be completed. From this sequence of activities, a schedule for the tasks is created. The WBS is used to define the scope of the project, acknowledge the resources needed, and determine potential ways to fix problems, as well as to facilitate the flow of work across different projects.

The network diagram is a visual representation of the schedule that has been created in the WBS. An understanding of task dependencies aides in the construction of a network diagram.

Task dependencies are the requirements related to ...

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