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Assignment 3 Work Breakdown Schedules, Uncertainty, and Dependency Relationships
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Assignment 3: Work Breakdown Schedules, Uncertainty, and Dependency Relationships.

Write a develop a three to five (3–5) page paper that addresses the following:

  • Describe the elements of the project plan that depend on the WBS, and provide examples of any four (4).
  • Discuss the potential risks and circumstances under which it might be appropriate to use a WBS from a previous project rather than develop a new one.
  • Explain why it is useful to have a complete WBS before engaging in formal uncertainty assessment.
  • Explain the difference between hard logic and soft logic for establishing dependency relationships in project schedules and offer a creative example (not from the text) for each one.


The format of the paper is to be as follows:

  • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format.
  • Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
  • In addition to the three to five (3–5) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.

Note: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.

The assignment will be graded using the following rubric:

Outcomes Assessed

  • Analyze the process of creating and using the work breakdown structure.
  • Assess and prepare for project uncertainties.
  • Analyze the steps involved in project scheduling.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managing project teams.
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