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What is a Work Package in Project Management?

What is a work package in project management? A work package is a group of related tasks within a project. Because they look like projects themselves, they are often thought of as sub-projects within a larger project. Work packages are the smallest unit of work that a project can be broken down to when creating your Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

Tasks are typically grouped into work packages based on geographical area, engineering discipline, technology, or the time needed to accomplish them.

See also: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

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