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Running Head: BLOOD DRIVEWork Breakdown Structure: Blood DriveKelly MoriartyMGT 410 - 1 Project ManagementColorado State University - Global CampusProfessor Thomas F. Brantle, Ph.DMay 21, 20171
Work Breakdown Structure: Blood DriveWork Breakdown Structure: Blood DriveProjects for businesses and organizations often fail due to a lack of clear direction and goals. For this reason, project managers often rely upon the use of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to help guide and manage their project. A Work Breakdown Structure further clarifies the project scope and project deliverables. There are multiple steps that should be taken in developing a clear, concise, and thorough Work Breakdown Structure that will help increase project success. How to Develop a Work Breakdown StructureThe Work Breakdown Structure is developed through a specific, precise method. The goal is to organize a team’s work into manageable sections that can be easily understood and accomplished (Indelicato, 2010). This is a visual tool that will guide the team from level to level within the hierarchal image until the entire project is complete. To begin developing a Work Breakdown Structure, the team must identify the major functional deliverables.The major functional deliverables are the most important to identify, as they will be at thehighest points on the hierarchy. Once these are identified, each deliverable will be subdivided into smaller systems and sub-deliverables. These sub-deliverables are further decomposed until asingle person can be assigned to the single sub-deliverable. Project success can then be measured