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Project Procurement: Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)


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Full course description




4-5 Hours






What you'll learn:

Learn to recognize the components of an effective Statement of Work.

Learning Objectives:

By successfully completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the elements of a WBS
  • Describe the components of an effective WBS

What you'll do:

View lecture videos, annotate accompanying book chapters and submit the final quiz.

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone interested in learning about Project Procurement Management

Required Materials - Perusall access to

  • Verzuh, E. (2011). The fast forward MBA in project management.
  • Burek, P. (2013). The ABC basics of the WBS Paul Burek. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2013—North America, NewOrleans, LA. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute


Meet the instructor

Jennifer Chandler - Senior Lecturer

Jennifer L. S. Chandler, Ph.D. is a Lecturer at Arizona State University who teaches in the Organizational Leadership Program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Before joining ASU, she led projects, taught project management, trained project managers, and evaluated Project Management Programs for over 20 years working with international corporations, federal agencies, and national professional associations. She currently researches leadership practices among scientists and engineering teams who tackle global sustainability challenges.