work breakdown structure (WBS)

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Project network-modeling step in which the entire job is graphically subdivided into manageable work elements (tasks). WBS displays the relationship of each task to the other tasks, to the whole and the end product (goal or objective). It shows the allocation of responsibility, and identifies resources required and time available, at each stage for project monitoring and management. Also called activity decomposition chart.

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The work breakdown structure was shown to all of the participants in order to have everyone be on the same page.
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You need to try and follow a solid work breakdown structure so that you know you are doing things the best possible way.
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They had such a great work breakdown structure and were so organized it gave me a lot of ideas for my own company.
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