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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

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Definition: A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the organized listing of all the tasks in a project. All the tasks needed to complete a project are listed. The major tasks are listed and then the sub-tasks of each task are listed below them. Then the sub-tasks of each sub-task are listed below them. This continues until all the tasks have been listed. This list is the work breakdown sructure.

Here are the steps to Building A Work Breakdown Structure.

Also Known As: Project Task List
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After building the work breakdown structure, the project manager assigned dependencies to each task in order to begin setting the project plan.

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