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Episode 132 PREMIUM: Best Practices in Structuring your WBS

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Episode 132 PREMIUM: Best Practices in Structuring your WBSLast week, Josh Nankivel, PMP and I looked at some basics of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and we identified how it will help you make your project better.

However, one of the biggest issues that you will be faced when using a WBS on your project is that you need to first create it. And as you are creating it, you will need to answer the following questions:

  • How do I structure the WBS?
  • Do I include internal work?
  • What about phase 2 and 3 of the project… how will I include that?
  • Do I present it graphically or as a simple list

These are the questions that Josh and I are discussing. And at the conclusion of the discussion Josh tells us his favorite way of creating a successful WBS.

You can find out more about Josh's WBS Coach Training Program at and if you decide to buy then The PM Podcast will receive a commission from your purchase which we can use to cover our production cost.

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Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM, is the host and the author at The Project Management Podcast. He has welcomed hundreds of guests and project management experts to the podcast and has helped over 60,0000 students prepare for their PMP® Exam. He has authored dozens of articles on and PM World 360. He speaks at conferences around the world about project management, agile methodology, PMOs, and Project Business. Follow him on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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