How do I determine the best way to set up the work breakdown structure for my projects?

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The work breakdown structure can be defined in many ways.  Some ideas are as follows:

The method you choose should satisfy the inquiry and reporting requirements and detailed enough to provide the basis for client billings.


Don't leave any gaps and avoid overlaps.  The more clearly you define activities and functions the more accurately resource, material and expense budgets can be estimated. 

  • Category of tasks

  • Products generated as the project progresses

  • Functional disciplines

  • Geographical units or physical locations

  • Organizational structure

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