Creating and Using a Work Breakdown Structure (PMI - PMP)
What you'll learn
- Describe ways in which a work breakdown structure can be useful when planning and managing a project
- Recognize how to organize the layers of a work breakdown structure
- Identify inputs to the Create WBS process
- Recognize decomposition activities
- Recognize best practices for decomposing project deliverables
- Identify characteristics of verified deliverables in a WBS
- Identify the key activity for finalizing a WBS
- Identify the components of the scope baseline
- Recognize the role of the WBS dictionary in a project's scope baseline
- Demonstrate your understanding of the Create WBS process
- No special requirements or prerequisites are needed to take this course, but some extra reading about projects, project management, project life cycle, organizational project management, project scope, project schedule, project costs, project quality, project human resources and project communications will help.
- Part of the Project Management Professional Certification Course (PMI-PMP)
The Creating and Using a Work Breakdown Structure (PMI - PMP) is course 7 of 28 of the Project Management Professional Certification Program (PMI-PMP). The course is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK6) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
This course focuses on a single process, the Create Work Breakdown Structure Process, or create WBS, as it's called in the PMBOK® Guide. We're going to talk about the role the WBS plays in planning, and how it's used in control and reporting.
You'll learn about the important activities involved in decomposition to break down project requirements and deliverables in order to create a WBS. You'll also learn about an important output of the Create WBS process, the scope baseline.
1. The Role of the WBS
2. The WBS Structure
3. Inputs to Create WBS
4. Decomposition Activities
5. Principles for Effective Decomposition
6. Verifying the WBS
7. Finalizing the WBS
8. Outputs of Create WBS
9. The WBS Dictionary
10. Exercise: Creating the WBS and Scope Baseline
That’s it! Now go ahead and push that “Take this course” button, and see you on the inside!
Who this course is for:
- Leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, professionals and project workers with or without formal project management training will improve project management skills and knowledge and will be ready to stand for formal certification.
Before Udemy, Sorin developed and delivered courses on management, project management, computer literacy, human resources, career development, soft skills for employees and even corrections incidents management.
Currently working as a consultant and program manager, he is a certified trainer and project manager, holding a master degree in International Relations and Policy Making and a bachelor degree in Law and Public Administration.
Sorin coordinated during the last 12 years projects in the areas of rule of law, regional development and human resources.
He has more than 12 years of middle/senior managerial experience within the civil service (justice, corrections, internal affairs, training), private sector (project management, consultancy, training) and NGO (industrial relations, rural development).
Sorin is also a certified International Computer Driving License (ICDL) tester and trainer for the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, certified Human Resource Professional and a Public Manager (professional degree).