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PMI Toronto Workshop - What is a Work Breakdown Structure?
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 Export to Your Calendar 2018-02-03
When: From 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 5 PDUs
Where: Memorial Hall - Burgundy Room A
North York Civic Centre
5110 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario  M2N 5W4
Presenter: Alexander Stanisic

Online registration is available until: 2018-02-03
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Title: What is a Work Breakdown Structure?

A WBS is defined by the PMBOK as “a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and created the required deliverables”. A WBS does not depict time or order of execution.  Rather, it’s a breakdown of all the work to be done for a project.  In this workshop we will incorporate relevant exercises that will support the individual in understanding on how to build it and to understand the importance of the WBS.

In Good Partnership with PMI: PMI Toronto & Global Knowledge: 
The PMI, Toronto Chapter and Global Knowledge have successfully partnered together to offer a 1 day hands on workshop for the Project Management community. This training event was inspired by both groups to help support and develop the skills of the PM community with convenient Saturdays in mind.  Global Knowledge and PMI supporting success for the PM community! 

What You Will Learn

  • Describe the main concepts of project planning and balancing constraints
  • Describe the basic concepts of scope analysis 
  • Describe the decomposition process involved in creating a WBS 
  • Describe how an activity attribute register is derived from a WBS dictionary 
  • Perform a scope analysis 
  • Risk factors in WBS development 
  • Understand purpose of scope verification

Hands-On Exercises

  • Exercise 1: Define SMART Objectives
  • Exercise 2: Requirements Traceability Matrix (Optional, depending on time) 
  • Exercise 3: Perform a Scope Analysis 
  • Exercise 4: Perform an Activity Analysis (Optional, depending on time) 
  • Exercise 5: Risk Factors and WBS

Who Needs to Attend

Individuals who would like to understand scope analysis (resulting in a quality work breakdown 
structure) and apply it to their environment - to a project.


Alexander is a seasoned business professional with 15+ years’ experience delivering best-practice based strategic execution solutions within both public and private sectors. He brings a wealth of hands on experience, a knowledge and understanding of how strategic execution really works in organizations and its application for real value and results.

Alexander is currently teaching 20+ university-accredited business and leadership courses for Global Knowledge in association with McMaster University in Canada and also provide expertise through management consulting engagements for Fortune 500 companies and government organizations.

Alexander has postgraduate-level education from the Graduate School of Engineering, Stanford University and PMP, Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL and Change Management certifications. He is recognized as one of top facilitators, is a well-respected member of PMI communities and is frequently invited to speak at national events.

8:30 AM - Registration
9:00 AM - Workshop
10:00 AM - Coffee / Tea
12:00 PM - Lunch (card will be provided for Loblaws Lunch bar on Bloor)
1:00 PM - Workshop
3:00 PM - Workshop Ends

Fees: (subject to HST)
PMI Toronto Members (please login prior to registering) - $325.00
Non-Members and Guests - $455.00

PDUs: 5

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm, 5 business days before the event and must be sent in writing by email to There will be a 20% administration fee charged for cancellations, subtracted from the refund. Cancellation/refund requests will not be accepted less than 5 business days before the event. However, substitutions are welcome. Please let us know by 12:00 noon the day before the event of the person you wish to substitute by emailing

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