This article wraps up a three-part series of Work Breakdown Structures. Part 1 explores what a WBS is and how it is used. Part 2 provides tips for building a quality WBS, and lastly, this article explores some of the common WBS pitfalls that can threaten a project’s success.
A Work Breakown Structure (WBS) is used for breaking down a project into easily manageable components, or bites. Here we’ll break down the process for you, making it easy to use these structures in your project planning.
Visio status reports appeal to clients and upper management. They can also work as a springboard to conversation with team members or management about the project scope, the milestones passed, and the progress already made. Read on to find out how these graphics can be used as motivational tools.
MS Word works well for creating status reports for only one project at a time. But if you work multiple projects at a time, it may be best to use Excel for your status report. This article explains the benefits of creating a status report with Excel and gives an example that you can turn into a template.
Once you have a good status report form, filling in the information is the easy part. Whether you create status reports for your manager or client, or just for yourself, a well-written status report can come in handy when you need it most. In this article, we’ll look at using Microsoft Word to create a status report.