How Savvy Project Managers Use the WBS to Achieve Project Success

Roger Jennings, PMP, CBAP
Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group

Course ID: MDW1299 / Duration: 1 Hour / Credits: 1 PDU

About the Webinar

All project managers want to deliver their projects successfully. Most of us define that success as on time, within budget and to the agreed upon scope. High customer satisfaction and high team morale are also common measures of success. But how are these criteria for success actually met? Hard work and long hours certainly contribute to project success. But savvy project managers know that leveraging the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is the way to make sure those long hours are spent working hard on the right deliverables to stay within the contstaints of schedule and budget. The WBS defines what the project needs to produce, and what the team will do to produce it. The WBS enables more accurate and realistic planning in defining the scope, schedule and budget, and serves as the basis for what is in versus out of scope during project execution. With a well-defined WBS, projects can be delivered more successfully.


Key learning points include:

  • - A two-step approach for developing a WBS
  • - How to determine the right amount of detail
  • - How to produce a project artifact to answer key stakeholder questions

About the Presenter


Roger D. Jennings, CBAP, PMP, is a trainer and consultant for Corporate Education Group (CEG). Roger is also a trainer and consultant with VBH Consulting and has more than 25 years of experience in the IT Project and services industries. Starting his career as a computer operator and programmer, Roger progressed through the ranks of business analyst, project leadership, and project management, providing a solid foundation for his excellent instructional skills. He has repeatedly led organizational process improvements with a strong focus on employee development, project management, and quality product development.

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