Work Package Definition
We like to define a Work package as:
- A generic term for an element within a work breakdown structure (WBS)
- At the lowest level, or end, of any particular branch
- Not necessarily at the lowest level of the whole WBS
- It is usually used to refer to a unit of work performed within an organization
- The term "Commitment Package" may also be used, but usually for work that is "out-sourced"
- I.e. contracted or purchased outside the organization