Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and EVMS Implementation
Implementing a single work breakdown structure (WBS) that reflects the technical scope of work is critical for organizing and managing the work for the life of the project. H&A can assist in the development or review of the detailed project WBS. This product-oriented family tree defines all of the products to be developed or produced. It breaks down the elements of work into successive levels of detail useful for organizing and managing the work as well as identifying specific activities to produce the end product. The implementation of the WBS will need to be consistent with the Department of Defense Standard for Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Materiel Items (MIL-STD-881C) or other appropriate contract requirements.
WBS Dictionary and Index
We can also assist you with the development of the WBS Dictionary and Index. A comprehensive WBS Dictionary is essential for establishing a mutual understanding of the contract's scope of work with your customer and internal work teams. This is vital in future discussions and negotiations of work scope changes. The importance of the WBS and its related documents cannot be overstated. It defines the requirements for detailed planning of the project and fully demonstrates to a customer you have an in depth understanding of the work effort.