Monday, December 3, 2007

Key Terms in WBS

Some of the key terms used in Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) includes:

  • Code of Account / Control Accounts
    - a system by which WBS elements are uniquely numbered.
    - allows these individual WBS components to be more easily tracked, especially in the area of performance and costs.

  • Work Packages
    - A deliverable or project work component at the lowest level of each branch of WBS.
    - Divided further into scheduled activities.

  • WBS Dictionary
    - Can be used as part of a work authorisation system to inform team members of when their work package is going to start, scheduled milestones and etc.
    - It also contains a number identifier, control account, who is responsible for the work, schedule and milestones.

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Recommended Books on PMP

Suggested Study Materials

  • PMP-Preparation Recommended Books
  • PMP Exam Prep, Fifth Edition: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam
  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides)
  • The PMP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try (Test Prep series)