Work Breakdown Structure Training

This eLearning course on how to draw up a Work Breakdown Structure provides a learner with an easy approach in constructing a work breakdown structure, and gives the learner confidence and practical skills needed to produce a real-life WBS for projects that will provide a strong foundation for sound project management.

- First Step - First step when drawing up a work breakdown structure is to first determine the activities to be done.

Compile a work breakdown

This eLearning course on how to draw up a Work Breakdown Structure provides a learner with an easy approach in constructing a work breakdown structure, and gives the learner confidence and practical skills needed to produce a real-life WBS for projects that will provide a strong foundation for sound project management.

Definition of a Work Breakdown - The Work Breakdown Structure provides a view into the project which shows what work the project includes.  It identifies all the tasks in a project and breaks the larger project down into a series of manageable and discrete tasks.

It also an important tool that project manager’s use to:

  • Reveal the scope of project work
  • Easily communicate the work and processes involved to execute the project.

This course provides essential work breakdown structure training. By the end of this eLearning course you should be able to:

  • Identify all the tasks in a project.
  • Describe what is involved with each task.
  • Develop a comprehensive work breakdown structure in graphic or outline format using the practical skills and techniques provided in the course.
  • Also the learner will be able to determine as Critical Path for a Work Breakdown structure.

  1. The first step when drawing up a work breakdown structure is to first determine the activities to be done:

 

  1. The first step when drawing up a work breakdown structure is to first determine the activities to be done:

ACTIVITY

DESCRIPTION

IMMEDIATE PREDECESSORS

A

Build internal components

 

B

Modify roof and floor

C

Construct collection stack

A

D

Pour concrete and install frame

B

E

Build high-temperature burner

C

F

Install control system

C

G

Install air pollution device

D, E

H

Inspect and test

F, G

 

Thereafter after having a clear idea of the activities to done, then the learner can be able to construct a Work Breakdown structure, as the learner knows now how the sequence of activities will flow. Each of these major deliverables need to follow each other as shown and no activity can be skipped. The learner can then plot a Work breakdown structure which will follow the sequence shown below:

 

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