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Perhaps a feasibility study was already done. Maybe there were notes and other documents that enabled you to get a running start as to what you would be required to do. Often, your initial assignment is to define your own role and present your definition to the authorizing party or committee. Once the decision was made to launch the project, and once you were given the formal go-ahead, laying out your plan, developing the WBS, and presentation to your superiors became the order of the day, such as that depicted in the chart shown in the figure below.

Your good project team members may naturally gravitate toward their own mini-WBS. Often, good team members devise subtask routines that exceed what you need to preside over as project manager—unless of course the procedure is worth repeating with other project team members or on other projects in the future. The Functional WBS In the example shown in the following figure, the WBS is divided based on separate functions. This method of plotting the WBS is particularly effective for project managers who preside over team members who may also be divided up into functional lines.

As you may readily observe, each form of WBS, outline and tree diagram, offers different benefits and has different shortcomings. For example, the outline is far more effective at conveying minute levels of detail toward the achievement of specific tasks. CAUTION When many subteams within an overall project team each have individual responsibilities, the outline can be a little unwieldy because it doesn't visually separate activities according to functional lines. A combination tree diagram and outline WBS.

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