The book the reader through the Project Management Institute's Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Practice Standard and explains and illustrates using examples, how to successfully implement the WBS process. The authors are uniquely qualified because they wrote the PMI WBS Practice Standard - they are also well recognized as experts in the development and use of a WBS across a number of industries. The book presents a "user's guide approach" by walking through the entire WBS process from start to finish. To do this a single project was used to convey the information to the broadest group of individuals - a home remodeling project. Using this project as a backdrop and supporting it with numerous illustrations the reader will gain a thorough understanding of a WBS and its importance to the successful completion of any project. Co-branded with the Project Management Institute this guide will become one of the most important resources on a project manager's bookshelf.