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  1. work breakdown structure(Noun)

    A complete hierarchically organized specification of the tasks whose complete is required to complete a project.

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  1. Work breakdown structure

    A work breakdown structure, in project management and systems engineering, is a deliverable oriented decomposition of a project into smaller components. It defines and groups a project's discrete work elements in a way that helps organize and define the total work scope of the project. A work breakdown structure element may be a product, data, service, or any combination. A WBS also provides the necessary framework for detailed cost estimating and control along with providing guidance for schedule development and control.

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