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work breakdown structure (WBS)

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a project

management term. A work breakdown structure is the breakdown of the total workload and the project objectives into subprojects. In the Work Breakdown Structure, the subprojects that can be managed and their line composition with the steps to be performed are recorded in a blueprint. The individual steps correspond to work packages, which, when added together, represent the overall project. By creating work packages

, it is possible fordifferent project teams to work on different project components at the same time.

Work breakdown structures are displayed in hierarchically structured organizational charts or in tabular form.

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Updated at: 09.02.2013
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