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1Breaking Down the WorkBob GriffithsCPMGT/300June 6th, 2016Rhonda Gullette
2Breaking Down the Work“Project are run by communication. The work is defined by communications tool know as the work breakdown structure” (Kerzner, 2013). The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a device that is used to classify the work elements of a project and identify its entire scope. The WBS is the roadmap manager’s use which identifies all of the project elements while allowing tracking and control. The WBS is a hierarchy created to assist in the evaluation of cost, time andperformance at all levels of the project life-cycle. Creation of a detailed and accurate WBS will help reduce project risk by decreasing the likelihood of missing important work. The WBS Relationship to Prior ProcessesUse of the WBS in combination with your project proposal and requirements documentation will allow you to put together an in-depth checklist. The WBS provides the project manager a way to keep track of stakeholder requirements, project requirements and key milestone dates needed to ensure the project is completed within the required amount of time. Project Scope The project scope is used to create the project outcomes and deliverable items. After creation of the project scope, the WBS is produced to determine, define and schedule deliverable project elements. Project DeliverablesProject deliverables can be products, services, or events. The deliverables define and delineate the outcome of the project. The project deliverables must be tracked to ensure stakeholder goals and objectives are met.