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NASA Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) HandbookThe purpose of this document is to provide program/project teams necessary instruction and guidance in the best practices for Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS dictionary development and use for project implementation and management control. This handbook can be used for all types of NASA projects and work activities including research, development, construction, test and evaluation, and operations. The products of these work efforts may be hardware, software, data, or service elements (alone or in combination). The aim of this document is to assist project teams in the development of effective work breakdown structures that provide a framework of common reference for all project elements. The WBS and WBS dictionary are effective management processes for planning, organizing, and administering NASA programs and projects. The guidance contained in this document is applicable to both in-house, NASA-led effort and contracted effort. It assists management teams from both entities in fulfilling necessary responsibilities for successful accomplishment of project cost, schedule, and technical goals. Benefits resulting from the use of an effective WBS include, but are not limited to: providing a basis for assigned project responsibilities, providing a basis for project schedule and budget development, simplifying a project by dividing the total work scope into manageable units, and providing a common reference for all project communication.
Document ID
20160014629
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Authors
Fleming, Jon F. (Manufacturing Technical Solutions, Inc. (MTS) Huntsville, AL, United States)
Poole, Kenneth W. (Manufacturing Technical Solutions, Inc. (MTS) Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
December 14, 2016
Publication Date
October 1, 2016
Subject Category
Administration and Management
Report/Patent Number
NASA/SP-2016-3404/REV1
HQ-E-DAA-TN35823
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNM14AA02T
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNM13AA65T
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Planning
Scheduling
WBS
Program
Project
IMS
EVM
RAM

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