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The Art of Setting up the WBS

The Work Breakdown Structure forms the backbone of an integrated schedule. How do you set up an effective WBS?


0.5 day


€ 247.50 excl. VAT

  • Capelle a/d IJssel
  • Frankfurt
  • Dublin
Learning method
  • Classroom
  • Remote
  • InCompany

The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) forms the backbone of an integrated schedule. How do you set up an effective WBS? Should you choose a product-oriented or action-oriented WBS? In this module, the most important theoretical background of setting up a WBS is discussed, after which participants themselves get to work translating a schedule of requirements into an adequate and effective Work Breakdown Structure.

This training can be followed remote and in a classroom. Please indicate your preferences on the registration form. Read about the plan of remote training.

Preliminary training

Although no specific prior knowledge is required, we recommend completing this course in combination with “Principles of Project Controls” (which are planned together on 1 day). It is also possible to follow this training as part of the Scheduling Engineer course.


After completing this module you will receive a Primaned Academy certificate.


€ 247.50 excl. VAT / including material, lunch & drinks

  • Various groups of fellow students with a competent and active teacher

    Jordy, Project planner, Royal van Lent Shipyard

  • Clear examples

    Shauni, Project Scheduler, Dow Chemical

Teachers of this course

  • Stefan Hollak PhD

  • Mark Schenk

  • Marijn van Essen MSc

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The following topics, among others, are discussed during this training:

  • Using a PBS and/or WBS
  • Setting up an effective WBS
  • Work-oriented vs. product-oriented WBS
  • Preparing work packages
Start date Learning method Language Location
28-08-2023 Classroom Dutch Capelle a/d IJssel Register
26-09-2023 Classroom German Frankfurt Register
02-10-2023 Classroom English Dublin Register
11-10-2023 Classroom Dutch Capelle a/d IJssel Register