August 6, 2008

Book Review - Effective Work Breakdown Structures

This book from the Project Management Essential Library is full of practical suggestions for organizing and ordering the pieces of a project. It asks the project manager to conceive of the project in different ways. For example, a project can be broken down into component tasks, products, or based on some physical features. Haugan suggests that each of these structural organizations be considered and evaluated based on their cost and efficiency, taking into account task sharing and the reality that some tasks must be completed before others can be started. This book is full of visuals--charts, diagrams, and checklists--that make it easy to understand and to apply to real project situations. This is a quick read and is highly recommended, particularly for those already using PMBOK terminology and processes to manage projects.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Effective Work Breakdown Structures
Gregory T. Haugan
HD 69 .P75 H377 2002