PMP Definitions: W

Many of the words defined here have broader, and in some cases different, dictionary definitions. In some cases, a single glossary term consists of multiple words (e.g., root cause analysis).

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Definitions: W
WBS Dictionary A document that provides detailed deliverable, activity, and scheduling information about each component in the work breakdown structure.
What-If Scenario Analysis The process of evaluating scenarios in order to predict their effect on project objectives.
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) A hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables.
Work Breakdown Structure Component An entry in the work breakdown structure that can be at any level.
Work Package The work defined at the lowest level of the work breakdown structure for which cost and duration are estimated and managed.
Work Performance Data The raw observations and measurements identified during activities being performed to carry out the project work.
Work Performance Information The performance data collected from controlling processes, analyzed in comparison with project management plan components, project documents, and other work performance information.
Work Performance Reports The physical or electronic representation of work performance information compiled in project documents, intended to generate decisions,actions, or awareness
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