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Managing a Project Schedule Torria Burwell CPMGT/300 October 17, 2016 Michael Koma
What differentiates a list of project requirements from a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)? The "Work Breakdown Structure .com" (2014) explains that the Project requirements are one of the most vital steps when creating a project and it is also entirely focused on the "intended" user's needs. Without the requirements tools, how would the project manager know what to plan or the IT team wouldn't know what to build, and the stakeholders would not know what to expect. Once the requirements are outlined in the designing stage, and clearly and concisely presented to your team members. Once the team understands the concepts of the project, then you can move forward with the actual planning of the projects next steps. The project requirements must start with a high-level document known as a Business Needs Identification Statement, which is top level needs that must be met by utilizing a combination of manual and automated processes. Work Breakdown Structure is basically the same thing. However, the requirements are more defined and detailed. Its focus is the decomposition of project phases, levels, deliverables and work packages. It displays a list of related activities along with a list of milestones to monitor the projects process What is the importance of developing a WBS to manage a project?

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