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Which one of the following statements is not true about a work breakdown structure (WBS)?



1. The WBS can be used to estimate resource requirements;
2. A WBS breaks down a project into smaller activities that can be successfully estimated;
3. The WBS documents the scope of the project by identifying all work that will be performed;
4. A WBS lists the project tasks, identified by a unique identifier, in the order that they will be performed.
Asked by Adrian, Last updated: Jan 28, 2020

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J.Spencer

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J.Spencer, Knowledge enthusiast, Tokyo

Answered Jan 14, 2019

The answer is D. A WBS lists the project tasks, identified by a unique identifier, in the order that they will be performed.

WBS is a project management system and its main job is to document all that it does with projects but it does not list project tasks under any circumstances. As it does not list the projects there is no way to know how a certain task will be performed.

 

M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Jul 18, 2018

A work breakdown structure is a deliverable-oriented breakdown of a project into smaller components. It basically allows a task or project to be put into more manageable terms and shows which teams do what tasks. A work breakdown structure does include the project tasks and identifies them by a unique identifier. The only part of this answer that is not true is listing the tasks in the order they are to be performed. The order of the tasks will be decided in the planning process. The...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

A wbs lists the project tasks, identified by a unique identifier, in the order that they will be performed. -all of these statements are true about a work breakdown structure (wbs) except: - a wbs lists the project tasks, identified by a unique identifier, in the order that they will be performed. a work breakdown structure (wbs) is a hierarchical chart representing the total work for a project. the wbs is created during scope definition by the project manager and team. in creating a wbs, the...Read More
 

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