Q1) Explain how the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) will be constructed and its purpose in a project. Include a diagram in your answer. Identify six benefits of using a WBS.
Q2) You are responsible for installing the new Double E production line. Your team has collected estimates and used the WBS to generate a project schedule. You have confidence in the schedule and the work your team has done. You report to top management that you believe the project will take 110 days and will be completed by 5 March. The news is greeted positively. In fact, the project sponsor confides, the project doesn’t have to be completed until 1 April.
a. Should you share this information with your project staff?
b. What might be the consequences if you do?
c. What might be the consequences if you don’t?