How do I create a Work Breakdown Structure for an Activity Network Diagram?
Adequate organization of activities and communication is essential in order to finish projects successfully. A Network Diagram organizes the activities to complete a project, product, or deliverable with a team. It is a collaborative prioritization tool to compare the relative merits of alternative actions in a visual way. It includes a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Activity name, Activity description, Predecessor, activities, Predecessor lead or lag, Successor activities, Relationship to successors, Successor lead or lag, Type of resources required, Resource skill requirements, Number of resources required, Activity assumptions/constraints, Level, Deliverable, Work package, Activity, Task, Dependency, Activity sequence, Level of effort (LOE) in Hours, Responsible, Est Confidence, etc. in order to focus on how fast deliverables are achieved. We are certain this Network Diagram template will be of value.
WBS, the working name or acronym that will be used for the Project Manager the person with responsibility for the successful delivery of the project to time cost and quality. Accurately keeping track of your project(s) is not only critical for running the day-to-day operations of your small or medium-sized business, but it is also important when seeking funds from investors or lenders to grow your business to the next level.
In order to make a WBS, please provide basic (project) information including
- Project Title – the name used to identify this project;
- Project Working Title - working name or acronym that will be used for the project;
- Project Manager - the person with responsibility for the successful delivery of the project to time cost and quality.
- Project Sponsor - the person ultimately accountable for the success of the project. Prepared by – The person(s) preparing this document;
- Date/Control Number – Date the plan is finalized and the change or configuration item control number assigned.
This PM WBS document template is intuitive and available in several kinds of formats (such as PDF, WORD, . The Word file includes the necessary fields as well, such as:
- Element #: Unique reference ID for the activity or task.
- WBS Elements: Activity, Task, or Sub-Task Name. Insert name or title of the Task, Sub-task, Activity or Deliverable.
- Definition of Activity or Task (Description): Brief description of this Activity, Task, or Sub-Task.
- Responsible Person or Group: Insert person or group name (responsible person).
- Estimated (E) or Actual (A) Cost (Cross-reference to budget). Estimate or actual cost of the activity or task or add a cross-reference to the budget.
- Project Phase (Cross-reference to roadmap or schedule).
- Provide the name or number of the Project phase that this activity falls into.
We provide a WBS chart together with a Network Diagram that will help you to structure your activities and tasks for yourself and your team. This will help you to rapidly manifest your (companies') needs and it will help you to get clear on paper exactly what it is that you want to achieve. Our network diagram template will help structure thoughts on every detail in a professional way!
Feel free to download this WBS for a Network Diagram, or simply browse through our website to find other basic or advanced WBS template designs. They are intuitive and available in several kinds of formats, such as PDF, WORD, XLS (EXCEL including formulas and can calculate sums automatically).
Projects can be of various types, which means they have to be managed differently. Based on the type of industry and business niche, every project needs to be understood and analyzed before jumping on to the actual phase of project management. After the initial phase of planning and obtaining sufficient knowledge about the project, project managers can outline the strategies for successful management and implementation of a project. In this phase, the planned tasks are completed within the decided time frame, one after another. This phase has to be managed expertly to ensure that all the important tasks are completed timely. The phase of project management can be categorized into different stages. The most important stages of project management are given below:
- Initial Planning;
- Execution of Plans;
- Monitoring and Tracking the Progress;
Using this WBS chart to improve your project management results is a step in the right direction. The real results will come by consensus with the stakeholders. This PPT guarantees that you will save time, cost, and effort and make you more successful in your project, work, and business! Completing your WBS was never easier!
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