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How RBS & WBS are linked
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We make WBS,we also make RBS,practically RBS lower levels should somewhere flow into the main WBS
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I will assume that you are talking about resource breakdown structure. You can use the WBS and the RBS to create a matrix where you can see for each wbs component the available resources to work in the component. The same you can use the WBS and the OBS to create the RAM (RACI matrix in some cases).
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1 reply by ROHIT SHARMA
Jun 13, 2017 6:17 AM
ROHIT SHARMA
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No Sergei,I am referring to Risk Breakdown Structure. Does anything from RBS flows to the WBS or how the RBS remains an isolated document
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I concur with Sergio.
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Rohit, I am assuming you are making the RBS and WBS in a non-MS project template somewhere. If you are using MS project, it happily and seamlessly makes both at the same time as long as you use the resource template within MS project. Otherwise, whatever Sergio suggested is the best way to integrate both.
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1 reply by ROHIT SHARMA
Jun 13, 2017 6:19 AM
ROHIT SHARMA
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Hi Deepa, I am referring to Risk Breakdown Structure,whether you connect the RBS..WBS dots somewhere or RBS remains isolated
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Jun 12, 2017 10:41 AM
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I will assume that you are talking about resource breakdown structure. You can use the WBS and the RBS to create a matrix where you can see for each wbs component the available resources to work in the component. The same you can use the WBS and the OBS to create the RAM (RACI matrix in some cases).
No Sergei,I am referring to Risk Breakdown Structure. Does anything from RBS flows to the WBS or how the RBS remains an isolated document
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1 reply by Sergio Luis Conte
Jun 13, 2017 8:07 AM
Sergio Luis Conte
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Then, there is no link between them. Both are totally different structures to be use for different things.
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Jun 13, 2017 12:46 AM
Replying to Deepa Kalangi
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Rohit, I am assuming you are making the RBS and WBS in a non-MS project template somewhere. If you are using MS project, it happily and seamlessly makes both at the same time as long as you use the resource template within MS project. Otherwise, whatever Sergio suggested is the best way to integrate both.
Hi Deepa, I am referring to Risk Breakdown Structure,whether you connect the RBS..WBS dots somewhere or RBS remains isolated
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Jun 13, 2017 6:17 AM
Replying to ROHIT SHARMA
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No Sergei,I am referring to Risk Breakdown Structure. Does anything from RBS flows to the WBS or how the RBS remains an isolated document
Then, there is no link between them. Both are totally different structures to be use for different things.
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Yep Risk is different and should be managed in a risk matrix of its own.
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When you Breakdown Risks to actionable level after Risk response,something should come into WBS from that,let's say you choose Reduce then Activity to reduce it ...shouldn't that become part of WBS
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Hello,
RBS is a breakdown of categories/sources of risks.

Risk identification is performed at each WBS element and at overall project level using the categories defined in the RBS chart.
Normally the RBS is defined and maintained at organization level and not at project level to maintain uniformity and aggregation of lessons learned across projects. Each project shall tailor the RBS based on applicability of categories/sources of risk.

Example for RBS high-level categories/sources of risk are Project management, Performance, Purchase, Brand value, Supply chain, Engineering Hardware/Software, Finance, Contractual, etc. In a completed RBS, you should be able to find the element level sources of risk for above examples.

The link between RBS and WBS is that, each WBS element needs to be analyzed in all or some of the RBS elements based on applicablility for potential risks as part of the risk identification. In the risk register, it is important to document each risk under one of these risk categories mentioned in RBS for better analysis in further steps and for lessons learned.
Of course, when an action is identified for a risk, the action has to be taken into the schedule & cost for mitigating the risk.
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RBS, Risk Breakdown Structure is independent of the WBS.

WBS is to the schedule what RBS is to the risk matrix

RBS first level will often contain those : Legal, Financial, Technical, Country, Human Ressources....
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