How to create a Work Breakdown Structure and WBS Dictionary

Understand the necessity of creating the WBS and WBS Dictionary and how to apply this to your projects
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Whether you are contemplating a career as a Project Manager or already working as a Project Manager, this training course will assist you in understanding the importance of creating a Work Breakdown Structure, the WBS Dictionary and how to set them up.

With this training completed, you will be in a position to apply this learning to your role immediately. You will be shown how to create these documents, what inputs are required and also a basic template of how to do the layout.

Following on that, we will explore how to use a simple mind map to start the process making it very easy to capture the information.

If you are serious about your role as Project Manager, you will certainly put this information to good use!

Are you ready to take the next step?

You will be able to work through the presentations in about 1 hour. From there, take the information and start implementing it. The more you do it, the better you will get at it.

What are the requirements?

  • No special software or skills are required for this course
  • The course has been set up to focus one one vital aspect of Projhect Management and is suited to both those starting out and those with some experience as a Project Manager
  • As you start applying this WBS in your place of work, you can design your own templates on a word or excell document, or simply do it in written format

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a streamlined Work Breakdown Structure for their projects
  • Understand the link between the WBS and the WBS Dictionary
  • Develop the WBS Dictionary so that it contains the correct information
  • Ensure the project requirements are captured in the WBS Dictionary

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone starting out on their career as a Project Manager will benefit from this course to enable them to have a clear understanding of what a WBS is
  • If you are managing a team to deliver a big task, this course is a must
  • If you want to be professional in the way you manage jobs and/or projects, this training is a perfect starting point

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Let's learn how to create a Work Breakdown Structure the easy way

This course will explain how to set up a Work Breakdown Structure and also the WBS Dictionary. This will enable students to create the WBS on their projects and use this as part of their overall Project Management Plan

Test your understanding
3 questions
Creating a WBS Part Two: Inputs and Outputs
Creating the WBS Dictionary
2 questions

Answer the three short questions:

WBS Template
Using a Mind Map to create your WBS

Conclusion to the training on Creating a WBS with some more focus on using a mind map

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Instructor Biography

Francois Korf, Project Manager/Trainer

Starting out on my career as a tradesman, the method in those days were to hand you the job with a simple "get it done" Learning very quick on how to set these jobs up, I soon realised that there has to be a better way to get the results I wanted. This is where the learning curve really began. Now, 30+ years later, I hold a Diploma of Business Management, Advanced Diploma Project Management, Cert IV Training and Assessment and a string of trade qualifications.

This, combined with 15 years as a Project Manager, has served me well and it is time to transfer those skills to other likeminded individuals that are passionate about their profession. Not driven by theory as prescribed, I focus on aspects that a Project Manager will encounter when taking on his/her new project.

We all have different expectations when taking on a training course, but the ultimate goal is to gain a skill that can be applied in our particular role(s). This is where I believe we need to understand our industry and tailor our training packages to focus on those things we can use immediately.

Being passionate about my career, I look for this passion in others and love to see how they improve by continuing to learn new skills. This is what makes it all worth teaching!

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