Work Breakdown Structure for a Corporate Training Project

Companies all over the world spend substantial money every year on staff
training programs. These programs range from hands-on technical training to
management and leadership initiatives.

Training programs enable an organization to:

  • Meet business objectives

  • Meet competitive challenges

  • Take advantage of opportunities

  • Increase efficiency and quality

  • Provide job satisfaction

  • Provide a framework for staff career

  • Before undertaking a corporate training project, organizations must define
    objectives. Companies that set clear project objectives and align training
    programs accordingly will have a high success rate. Training is most effective
    when management clearly communicates how the training program objectives are
    linked to specific organizational goals. When the organization’s goals change,
    the training program goals and methods must be revisited.

    The below example training program work breakdown structure provides a
    framework for undertaking a corporate training project.

    Corporate Technology Training Plan Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)


    1. Project Planning

    1.1. Project Objectives

    1.2. Project Scope

    1.3. Project Resource Plan

    1.4. Project Communications Plan

    1.5. Project Schedule

    1.6. Project Budget

    1.7. Project Kick-off

    2. Define Training Requirements

    2.1. Review company technology roadmap

    2.1.1. Identify impacted departments

    2.1.2. Identify department liaison

    2.2. Review existing skill sets

    2.3. Review new technology skill requirements

    2.4. Skills gap analysis

    2.5. Define technical requirements

    2.6. Define training materials requirements

    3. Select Training Vendor

    3.1. Training RFQ

    3.1.1. Identify potential vendors

    3.1.2. RFQ selection team

    3.1.3. RFQ selection criteria

    3.2. Evaluate RFQ responses

    3.3. Training vendor presentations

    3.4. Training vendor selection

    3.5. Training vendor contract

    4. Training Preparation

    4.1. Training location preparation

    4.1.1. Implement technical requirements

    4.2. Training Materials

    4.2.1. Review and customize training materials

    4.3. Feedback forms

    4.3.1. Courseware and materials

    4.3.2. Instructor

    4.4. Finalize Schedule

    4.5. Room reservations

    4.6. Staff notifications

    4.7. Catering arrangements

    5. Training

    5.1. Train the Trainers

    5.2. General staff training sessions

    5.2.1. System administrators

    5.2.2. System users

    6. Project Closeout

    6.1. Evaluate feedback

    6.2. Project lessons learned

    6.3. Distribute supplemental training materials to

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