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Project Scope Management

Assignment-4

Section No.- 310

Group Name- Glory Cules

Presented by- Kaushal Joshi

Abhik Paul

Date- 02/04/2018
1. What purpose does a WBS serve?

The WBS, explained as the stepwise breakdown of the processes and tasks from one start point to
one final point, which as a whole covers the complete process. The WBS is known to be the most
used tool while managing the project. The WBS serves following purposes-

 Convenient breakdown of tasks- The WBS divides the complex activities or processes into
smaller and measurable tasks. This makes the project manager’s work easier since the WBS
provides a more convenient and effective vision over the difficult tasks.
 Cost and finance management- Since, WBS breaks the whole activity process into number of
tasks, the budget distribution becomes smooth and easy to manage. With the help of WBS
the different task can be assigned specific costs separately.
 Schedule management- WBS tasks has specifically defined constraints, boundaries and
requirements. Hence, it becomes easier to track the process progress. The project manager
can determine how much the project has progressed by checking which tasks have been
completed or delayed.
 Scope clarification- The WBS helps in obtaining one of the most important aspect in project
management i.e. identification of scope of the project. The WBS assists in listing all the
necessary tasks or activities to be done individually which giver the clear indication of what
work needs to be done without the addition of extra non-value added activities.

2. How do assumptions and constraints play a role in WBS?

 Assumptions and constraints frames a foundational reason for project management


planning, which fills the gaps between known facts and guesswork.
 Each assumption is a logical guess condition, which can be assumed true in absence of any
certainty.
 Every constraint is a boundary for project process and the expected results.
 These assumptions and constraints makes it easier to plan, cost and finance management,
schedule management and tracking, etc. and an insight of the expected result.

3. What is an OBS?

 An OBS or Organizational Breakdown Structure is a descriptive hierarchal model of an


organization, which provides a framework for project planning, Schedule, resource planning,
expense tracking, cost and finance distribution and allocation, etc.
 An OBS basically reflects organizational perspective rather than project/task based
perspective. It combines all the similar project activities and relates them to organization’s
structure. It assists to define the roles and responsibilities for project management, cost
reporting and project control.
References-

(importance-work-breakdown-structure-54294.html, n.d.)

(tenrox/resources/glossary/organization-breakdown-structure-obs, n.d.)

(articles/project-assumptions, n.d.)