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WBS Question for College Student in Need of Expertise

By Sikari11 ·
I have a WBS question in regards to Project Management. A professor assigned an ongoing project for a 400 level IT Project Management class. I asked questions yet the responses were generic. The following is required for the project:

Create a computer system for personal or professional use. Describe users of the system, purpose, how often it will be updated, and any other information.

Based on the description, create a WBS for the creation of the system from concept, to implementation, to support. You must have 5 Level 1 tasks, 4 Level 2 tasks for each Level 1 task, (for a total of 20 Level 2 tasks for the WBS. Include 10 Level 3 tasks for the entire WBS.

I decided on doing accounting software for a mock company using something like Peachtree as an example.

For my Level 1 tasks, I have concept, software design, development, rollout, and support. Other than that, I have very little to go on for the remainder levels. If anyone can give advice I would appreciate it. I am not here for homework answers. I am here to learn from some IT people who have experience.

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Read up more here for your project. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work_breakdown_structure

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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WBS Start in Tabular Form

by Sikari11 In reply to Read up more here for you ...

Thanks for your reply. For part of this project, the WBS is based on Tabluar Form. Here is what I have so far:

1.0 Concept
1.1 Evaluate current system
1.2 Define requirements
1.2.1 Define user requirements
1.2.2 Define system requirements
1.3 Define specific functionality
1.4 Develop project plan
1.5 Brief development team
2.0 Accounting system design
3.0 Accounting system development
4.0 Roll out
5.0 Support

My 5 level 1 tasks are complete. I have exceeded the required 4 level 2 tasks for level 1. I have also included 3 level 3 tasks for level 1.

I'm stuck on 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0. I need 4 level 2 tasks for each additional level 1: 2.0,3.0,4.0,5.0.

I know this may seem confusing. The funny part is that I have a BA in Management. I needed this class for my emphasis degree area in management/healthcare. A few others in the class are lost because everyone are IT majors.

Thank You

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What is WBS?

by ComputerCookie In reply to WBS Question for College ...

Something invented by people with no practical experience!

Been about three years since I've had to contend with this topic. However, I try this link for example; http://www.chambers.com.au/Sample_p/wbs_cncp.htm

I found it easier to create a WBS from a MS Project file, but that is working backwards!!!

If you think about it, a simple process such as installing hardware or an OS can be broken down to different levels.

Try and find a WBS with a similar levels and then see if you can adapt to your situation.

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WBS in Tabular Form

by Sikari11 In reply to What is WBS?

Thanks for your reply. For part of this project, the WBS is based on Tabluar Form. Here is what I have so far:

1.0 Concept
1.1 Evaluate current system
1.2 Define requirements
1.2.1 Define user requirements
1.2.2 Define system requirements
1.3 Define specific functionality
1.4 Develop project plan
1.5 Brief development team
2.0 Accounting system design
3.0 Accounting system development
4.0 Roll out
5.0 Support

My 5 level 1 tasks are complete. I have exceeded the required 4 level 2 tasks for level 1. I have also included 2 level 3 tasks for level 1.

I'm stuck on 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0. I need 4 level 2 tasks for each additional level 1: 2.0,3.0,4.0,5.0.

I know this may seem confusing. The funny part is that I have a BA in Management. I needed this class for my emphasis degree area in management/healthcare. A few others in the class are lost because everyone are IT majors.

Thank You

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WBS in Tabular Form

by Sikari11 In reply to What is WBS?

Thanks for your reply. For part of this project, the WBS is based on Tabluar Form. Here is what I have so far:

1.0 Concept
1.1 Evaluate current system
1.2 Define requirements
1.2.1 Define user requirements
1.2.2 Define system requirements
1.3 Define specific functionality
1.4 Develop project plan
1.5 Brief development team
2.0 Accounting system design
3.0 Accounting system development
4.0 Roll out
5.0 Support

My 5 level 1 tasks are complete. I have exceeded the required 4 level 2 tasks for level 1. I have also included 2 level 3 tasks for level 1.

I'm stuck on 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0. I need 4 level 2 tasks for each additional level 1: 2.0,3.0,4.0,5.0.

I know this may seem confusing. The funny part is that I have a BA in Management. I needed this class for my emphasis degree area in management/healthcare. A few others in the class are lost because everyone are IT majors.

Thank You

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