Table of Contents: How the WBS Can Break a Schedule

Understanding a Work Breakdown Structure

  • WBS Does Not Enhance a Schedule’s Temporal Functionality
  • Work Breakdown Structure, Its Common Meaning

What a WBS Is

  • A WBS Decomposes Project Work Scope
  • A WBS Provides a Detailed Breakdown
  • A WBS is Organized Hierarchically
  • A WBS is Product-Oriented

How a WBS is Used

  • WBS Created by Cost Folks, Handed to Scheduling Folks
  • WBS Mainly Supports Non-Temporal Project Objectives
  • WBS Can Erode a Schedule’s Temporal Functionality

Definitions of Terms Used in this White Paper