Join Bonnie Biafore for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with work breakdown structure (WBS) codes, part of Microsoft Project 2010 Essential Training.
A work breakdown structure, abbreviated to WBS,…is the project management…term for a hierarchy of tasks.…By breaking tasks down in this way,…project work is easy to assign, track, and manage.…The outline of summary tasks that you built…in projects shown in other movies is a WBS,…but the other thing you need are WBS codes…to uniquely identify each task in your project.…Well first of all, you might look at the first column…in the table and say, "Well, the task IDs…"uniquely identify my tasks."…And that's true.…
They do.…But they will also change as you rearrange tasks,…so let's take a look at how the the WBS works.…I'm going to right click in the header,…and then choose insert column.…I'm going to type WBS, and when…I find the WBS field, I click it.…That inserts the WBS column in my table.…Now, you can see that by default,…project does have a WBS code.…It's numbers at every level,…so the planning moves summary task is…at the top level, so it's WBS one,…and then the next task below it is 1.1,…and when you get to the sub-tasks,…
- Setting up projects and calendars
- Creating tasks and milestones
- Linking and timing tasks
- Setting up and assigning resources
- Understanding duration, work, and units
- Filtering and grouping items with views
- Adding tasks to a baseline
- Updating progress and costs
- Viewing project status
- Running reports
- Importing and exporting projects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Working with Project
2. Setting Up Project Files
3. Creating Tasks
4. Linking and Timing tasks
5. Creating Resources
6. Assigning Tasks to Resources
7. Working with Views
8. Fine-Tuning the Project Schedule
9. Tracking and Managing a Project
10. Viewing and Reporting Project Information
11. Sharing Projects
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