The Creating and Using a Work Breakdown Structure (PMI – PMP) is course 7 of 28 of the Project Management Professional Certification Program (PMI-PMP). The course is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK6) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

This course focuses on a single process, the Create Work Breakdown Structure Process, or create WBS, as it’s called in the PMBOK® Guide. We’re going to talk about the role the WBS plays in planning, and how it’s used in control and reporting.

You’ll learn about the important activities involved in decomposition to break down project requirements and deliverables in order to create a WBS. You’ll also learn about an important output of the Create WBS process, the scope baseline.

1. The Role of the WBS
2. The WBS Structure
3. Inputs to Create WBS
4. Decomposition Activities
5. Principles for Effective Decomposition
6. Verifying the WBS
7. Finalizing the WBS
8. Outputs of Create WBS
9. The WBS Dictionary
10. Exercise: Creating the WBS and Scope Baseline

That’s it! Now go ahead and push that “Take this course” button, and see you on the inside!

Who this course is for:

  • Leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, professionals and project workers with or without formal project management training will improve project management skills and knowledge and will be ready to stand for formal certification.


  • No special requirements or prerequisites are needed to take this course, but some extra reading about projects, project management, project life cycle, organizational project management, project scope, project schedule, project costs, project quality, project human resources and project communications will help.
  • Part of the Project Management Professional Certification Course (PMI-PMP)
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