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15Advantages and disadvantages of WBS organizing methods•A matter of personal preference, however….•By productsor by disciplinesis usually better if people are mostly working in parallel•By phasesmay be better if people are mostly working in series•By process groups can work in both cases.
16Advantages and disadvantages of the chart form and the tabular form•Chart form–Easier to understand, display and explain, as long as it does not have too many levels or activities –Some kind of drawing software is required, e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Visio- takes more time–Can be easily converted to the tabular form•Tabular form–A little more difficult to understand–Any word processor will do- takes less time–Serves as the basis for the Gantt chart and the budget.
17Group exercise: WBS development•You have agreed to organize your cousin’s wedding. She has an approximate date in mind and a limited budget•She told you that she would like to have a wedding ceremony in church, a wedding reception afterwards in a banquet hall and a 7-day honeymoon•Create a detailed WBS.
18Advice for Creating a WBS•A unit of work should appear at only one placein the WBS•The work content of a WBS item is the sumof the WBS items below it•A