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What is Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
A hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables.
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Data Mining to Identify Project Management Strategies in Learning Environments
Ana González-Marcos (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain), Joaquín Ordieres-Meré (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), and Fernando Alba-Elías (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch168
Projects have become a key strategic working form. It is agreed that project performance must achieve its objective and be aligned with criteria that the project stakeholders establish. The usual metrics that are considered are cost, schedule and quality. Configuration for the management of projects is a matter of decision that influences the project's evolution. There also are factors like virtual teamwork and team building processes that are relevant to that evolution. Effectiveness in managing projects depends on these factors and is investigated in this work by means of Educational Data Mining as they can help to build more effective learning and operating procedures. The conclusions from this study can help higher education course designers as well as teachers and students, by making apparent the influence of smarter strategies in the learning process. In fact, the same benefits will help practitioners too, as they can improve their continuous learning procedures and adjust their project management policies and strategies.
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A technique for defining and organizing projects’ tasks using a hierarchical tree structure. The first level contains one project outcome, and each level describes outcomes in details. Each level must include 100% of the total work (the sum of the work at the “child” level must equal 100% of the work represented by the “parent,” and the WBS should not include any work that falls outside the actual scope of the project).
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