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MANAGING A PROJECT SCHEDULE3done; estimating what it will take to do those tasks; and helping to show how tasks, people, and other project elements are to be organized into a project structure are some of the more importantroles played by a WBS.” (Cobb, 2012, "ROLES PLAYED BY A WBS"). A work breakdown structure is a more organized plan that can be put into action easily; it can be comprehended quickly and adapted. How a WBS Contributes to SuccessA WBS is a critical part in any project management and/or project planning. It is taking large jobs, or large objections or tasks and putting them into smaller portions needed to complete the beginning objection or task. It is vital to keep in mind when adding and focusing on core tasks, supporting tasks not be left out. A projects core tasks are those of larger jobs or objections while the projects supporting tasks are everything the project needs to complete and be successful on the project or job as a whole. The WBS also helps be more efficient in the planningof a project; it keeps things organized, understandable and provides emphasis on who, what and how for a project. Who is responsible for this portion of the project, what this portion needs and how this portion will be completed. A WBS will also track duration of tasks with start and end dates. It also itemizes cost estimates or budgets and resources. When a project can piece all items of a work breakdown structure together, efficiently, the project should be completed in success. Though, in a project it is important to plan for things unexpected and must be able to adapt time schedules a WBS can be easily adapted and shifted when a problem arises. Though a project can be successful without a WBS the process will morethan likely be difficult to transition through tasks, longer due to unforeseen setbacks, and unorganized. Monitoring the Schedule and Budget
MANAGING A PROJECT SCHEDULE4Once the WBS is created and the project schedule is completed and finalized it is still important to keep tabs on how the project is coming along. There are a few tools and resources to