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WBS element

What is meant by WBS element and in what scenario, PM orders settlement rule created with category as WBS?

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Please go thru the following for your answer:

Budget: Amount of resources allocated under a particular head in a financial year.

Budget Control: Having/ creating a control on the resources allocated in a financial year.

Original Budget: The initial budget that you have allocated to a WBS element.

Supplement of Budget: One time/ discrete increment in the original budget.

Return of Budget: Taking out the unutilized portion of the budget.

Transfer of Budget: Transferring the budget among two or more expense heads.

Project Definition: A framework for a business undertaking with a fixed goal to achieve with given resources. The project definition contains dates and organizational information that are binding for the entire project. WBS Element: Individual structural element in a work breakdown structure (WBS) representing the hierarchical organization of an R/3 project. Describes either a concrete task or a partial one that can be further subdivided.

Proposed Business Process : Assume there are seven expense heads in maintenance department. There may be addition of expense head in near future. Based on the maintenance heads, maintenance department will create a project in project system. This project will be used for statistical purpose only & will not have any financial implication.

Upon creation of a project, WBS elements will be created as per the expense heads. So for each expense head, there will be one top level WBS element. Again these WBS elements will be divided in twelve WBS elements. These twelve WBS elements represent twelve calendar months. Budget will be allocated to each WBS element & the WBS element will be released from the project.

Every year, maintenance department will copy the previous years project so as to save time & efforts to create project & WBS elements. And the maintenance department will assign the budget allocated to each WBS element in a financial year. It is also possible to return the unutilised budget or, transfer of budget from one WBS element to another.

- Create a project CJ20N

- Create WBS element CJ20N

- Assign Budget to WBS elementsKO22

- Display assigned Budget KO23

- Supplement Budget KO24

- Display Supplement budget KO25

- Return Budget KO26

- Display Return budget KO27

- Transfer of budget CJ34



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