Create Work Breakdown Structure Process in PMP Exam

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as a part of the planning process of a project may seem a complicated task to you. However, WBS is not only a part of business life or project management exams. How do you handle the difficult and large-scale tasks that you may encounter in everyday life? For me, assembling a disassembled piece of furniture I bought from Ikea is a large-scale job. 

I can read the installation guide when I start working directly, study the material when I read the installation guide, and lose sight of the superstructure when I wear the feet of the furniture. However, the scope of the work I will do is quite clear, but what I will lie is that installing furniture exceeds me in size. 

However, when I simply divide the work into smaller pieces and organize it, this furniture assembly job suddenly becomes more understandable to me. Inspect materials, read the installation guide, group materials, complete superstructure complete substructure, screw following numbers. This is it!

If you can't do a job in one move, divide it, divide it into parts that can be managed, and deal with it. it's pretty simple logic. After collecting project requirements and defining the project scope, we need to visually depict the scope that we get in parts that can be managed. Here is the diagram of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

The work breakdown structure must cover 100 percent of the work defined within the scope of the project. At the same time, all the work contained in the work breakdown structure must coincide one-on-one with the work contained in the project scope statement. Quite similar with the project scope statement, the work breakdown structure has agreed, approved coverage by the project team and key stakeholders. It forms the scope baseline along with the project scope statement and the work breakdown structure dictionary.

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