February 11, 2009

Work Breakdown Structures

The concept of work breakdown structures has become an important tool in project management. It enables clear communication of project scope while ensuring that important tasks within the project are monitored and controlled. This text goes beyond previous Project Management Institute publications to describe work breakdown structures and explain how to implement them within the project life cycle. Included here are examples of how to use work breakdown structures such as contracts, agreements, and statements of work to initiate projects, how to use these tools for financial planning, and the link to activities and deliverables that dominate the execution, monitoring, and quality control portions of a project. This is an important supplement to PMBOK materials for project managers.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Work Breakdown Structures: The Foundation for Project Management Excellence
Eric S. Norman, Shelly A. Brotherton, and Robert T. Fried
HD 69 .P75 N67 2008