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Product Breakdown Structure

Huge Work in Progress

This is just a quick intro to what a PBS is, but not why you might want one, or how to implement one. I hope to dig into that in the future, but for now, I think it's better to at least plant the seed in your head.

A product breakdown structure (PBS) is just a way to decompose a product into all of its constituent parts. For example (taken from Wikipedia):

PBS for a

This is all it is. There are a lot of ways to organize this, and I'll talk more about how I integrate a parts numbering scheme to a PBS, but it can best be thought of as a way to break down your project into manageable and consumable pieces that you can tackle. You only need to decompose it as much as makes sense, although in some cases it will be broken down all the way to a single screw.

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