Work Breakdown Structures

Work Breakdown Structures

Time & Cost Practices: Create WBS

Overview and Rationale

For this assignment, you will draft a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

• Construct a WBS with deliverables, work packages, activities, and milestones allowing the development of a realistic schedule and cost estimate

You will also have the opportunity to evidence the following skills through completing this assignment:

• Critical thinking and analysis

Essential Components & Instructions

For this assignment use your chosen project that you identified nd complete the following items:

WBS:

You will be creating a WBS for the project you proposed in the Lesson1 Discussion. You need to ensure that your WBS captures the entire scope proposed in your discussion in sufficient detail. Remember that the WBS does not contain activities, it only contains deliverables. Also, your entire project should be completely original; no templates or previous class work allowed

Format

Below are some key guidelines you will want to ensure you follow in all elements of this assignment. Think of this short list as a quality control checklist, along with the attached grading rubric:

• Captures full scope of project • Deliverables oriented — does not include any activities • Uses the adjective / noun format for all deliverables • Captures relevant project management oriented deliverables • Contains 30 – 40 lines of detail • Decomposes the project to at least two levels of deliverables, at a minimum • Contains a WBS code (1.0, 1.1, 1.1.1, etc.)

• Created in MS Project

Please be sure to review the attached rubric. It along with these assignment instructions will ensure you have a solid understanding of the assignment requirements.

Assignment Rubrics

Assessment Element Above Standards Meets Standards Approaching Standards Below Standards Not Evident

Required Components (50%)

All deliverables and work packages support the task. The scope of the project goes beyond the requirements in the WBS.

The scope of the project is fully addressed in the WBS. The deliverables and work packages are written correctly and contain the minimum 30-40 lines of detail.

The scope of the project is mostly addressed in the WBS. A majority of the deliverables and work packages are written correctly. The WBS contains fewer than 30 lines of detail

Some deliverables and work packages are provided but does not capture all of the project’s scope. The WBS contains fewer than 30 lines of detail and the deliverables are not written in the correct format

No deliverables or work packages are connected to the project’s scope. The WBS contains fewer than 20 lines of detail and the deliverables are not written in the correct format

Analysis (25%)

Goes well above requirements of the assignment to deliver new information and/or relevant new techniques

In-depth analysis of the selected project and learning experiences and how they led to understanding course concepts via authentic examples

Examines learning experiences and their selected project in a professional and personal context but lack in-depth analysis

Begins to challenge learning experiences and their selected project in a professional and personal context but lack in-depth analysis

Does not move beyond description of the learning experiences

Grammar & Clarity (25%)

Expresses ideas and opinions in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to the assignment

All work grammatically correct with no misspellings or grammatical mistakes. Expresses scope and work packages clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the assignment.

Minimal errors in spelling, grammar, sentence structure and/or other writing conventions but the reader is able to understand what the writer meant.

Frequent errors in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and/or other writing conventions that distract the reader.

Uses unclear language and fails to express abstract ideas and explain concepts accurately

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