Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2004


Dragan Milosevic

Course Title

Project Management in Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 545/645


Work breakdown structure -- Applications to project management, Wells Fargo Bank -- Management, Technology -- Management


Work Breakdown Structure provides a foundation for successful project management. “The work breakdown structure or WBS is the spine of project plans. It is not a "To Do" list of every possible thing we can think of that needs to be done in the project. Rather it is the assignments we will hold members of the project team accountable for delivering. As a result, developing an effective work breakdown structure requires a great deal of thinking, not just writing down everything we can think of for people to do.”

In this study we analyzed the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in detail for Project Management thru phases of explaining why, where, when and how to use it. The purpose of the study is to; have a better understanding of the concepts of WBS, have a better understanding of the benefits of WBS, and prepare a WBS structure for a Wells Fargo process improvement project for monitoring and controlling the project activities, schedule and deliverables.


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