Why prepare a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

Why prepare a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

Project Management
Many people avid preparing a WBS because they feel it is too cumbersome or unnecessary, or it simply does not apply to their project. However, in my over 25 years of project management experience, I have never seen a project that could not benefit from having a WBS of its own, including smaller and short-run projects. And that is because the WBS is meant to achieve three things: Get a graphic representation of your project product and/or goal. Define the steps/areas required to achieve said goal List all the deliverables you will produce at the bottom of the WBS. Let's take an example, such as Starting a New Business, to explain how the WBS works. As shown in the graphic below, you start with the main goal and/or project title…
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