Asked • 04/04/19

Where to get general info on Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

I work in a software development company. I have this major ticket for which I have to produce a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure). I also have to prepare an estimation for the ticket. The ticket deals with a re-architecture of, well, various processes. Now in our organization we have a generic template for this WBS. It is something we have to fill inside excel sheet. The fields in the sheet goes like: #No. Description Planned Start Date Planned End Date Planned Hours Actual Start Date Actual End Date Actual Hours . . .Here we'll just use a hierarchical numbering system to jot down the tasks (main tasks are whole numbered - sub tasks are sub-numbered). The thing that I note here is there is an almost start date and end date for all most everything. I am not so skilled in creating a WBS. So I searched youtube & wikipedia for WBS tutorials/information and came to understand that WBS is a graphical representation. But then I don't get why we do it in excel sheets. Its standard practice in our organization.Actually I want to know when do we embark on creating a WBS, and what is the best approach to go about it...

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Henry J. answered • 04/22/19

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