How to define and create a WBS (work Break Down) structure in project management.

How to define and create a WBS (work Break Down) structure in project management.
How to define and create a WBS (work Break Down) structure in project management.

So, before I get started on the boat project’s WBS, let me explain what it is: The work breakdown structure (WBS) divides the project into smaller, more manageable chunks. It’s a top-down approach. Simply put, you breakdown your deliverables. Then they’re referred to as Work Packages. Now I’d like to draw your attention to one more essential point. Work Packages must be “things” if you completely adhere to the PMI architecture. They can’t possibly be acts. They must be deliverables, which can be documentation or a completed construction. things… You’re aware… Things that have been completed… Actions, not words. However, this isn’t usually how things are done in practise. The majority of people employ a hybrid approach, in which their work breakdown structure includes, deliverables but also even tasks.

So, if you’re not taking the test, go ahead and utilise whatever you’d want. Whatever makes you feel at ease and helps you to see the project in its entirety. The answer to the following question determines how deep you travel in levels. Can you confidently estimate the job package’s cost and time requirements? Can you say whether it will take a week or $1,000? Are you able to respond to these questions? If you can’t, you’ll have to break it down even more to the activity level until you can establish some cost and time estimates. When I look at this boat, for example, I have no idea how long it will take to finish. However, I can estimate how long it will take to laminate it or complete the woodwork, for example. So, go as deep as you need to go. So, let’s do it. Let’s do the WBS,.

Level 1 is the project name, and level 2 is the segmentation of your project into distinct work components. So, in my instance, I have Design, Manufacturing, Electronics, Rigging (which includes the mast, sails, and lines), and Testing. Then we’ll need to label them. So, for example, there could be a 1.1 for design, a 1.2 for manufacturing, a 1.3 for electronics, and so on. Isn’t this still a little too high? Can I estimate the cost or schedule by looking at this graph? Is it possible for me to say, for instance, how much it will cost me to design the project? No. This means we’ll have to break it down even more. Now, I don’t need sub segments for a project this tiny, but keep in mind that sub segments may be necessary in your project to break it down more clearly. So, please allow me to begin attaching my work bundles; In terms of design, my work packages are as follows:-

Actual IMOCA 60 design can be found here. But, Deniz, you stated that there would be no activities, therefore it had to be stuff. Okay, you’re correct; let’s call it “Acquired IMOCA 60 design.” Good? – Design has been scaled down. You can’t just take a design for a 20-meter boat and make a 1.5-meter one out of it. It isn’t going to sail well. As a result, I’ll need to turn up the volume. – The final design has been completed. This is where I design it or make changes to the design I already have. There’s one more item to mention. I truly need to be able to design. Here, I had to read a few novels. So, for manufacturing, my work packages are as follows: Decide on materials is the first work package. Obtain them in the second work package. I require frames for the third work package. Then, I’ll create sub segments here. – Framing the hull- And framing the deck Then another work package, is that I need to laminate.

Again, there are two sub-sections here: laminate the hull and laminate the deck. Then there’s deck assembly, where I need to put the hull and deck together. Cosmetics is the final work package in the manufacturing process, and it includes sanding and painting. Let’s move on to Electronics; the first job package is to select and acquire components. I’d like to combine them into a single work package so that I can quickly estimate the cost and time investment. Assembly is the second work package. Then move on to the next stage, which is rigging. Rigging encompasses the mast, boom, sails (mainsail and jib or genoa), shrouds, mainsheet, battens, and everything else. As a result, For this segment, my work packages are;

1) Decide and procure items on the material list. Again, because I can estimate easily, I don’t need to break it down further.

2) Electronics installed Next segment is rigging. Now, for rigging. I need to decide on materials and procure them again.

Then, of course, I must install the products. Now for the testing: I need to check the electronics, the rigging, and do a pool test to make sure it floats and doesn’t leak water inside, and if everything checks out, I’ll move on to the sea trials. I only have one more thing to say about this. Now that we’ve completed our WBS, we can move on to the next step. I’d want to discuss the importance of this document once again because everything that happens in our planning process group following WBS is directly tied to WBS. This graphic is used to calculate project costs, schedules, and risks, among other things. We do not estimate the total expenses or schedule for a project. We use the WBS to do this at the work package level.

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