Work Breakdown Structure Example: Multi-Level Hierarchical Risk Breakdown

The best way to understand Work Breakdown Structure is to look at some examples of Work Breakdown Structure and start drawing your own. You can now modify the Work Breakdown Structure example below using Visual Paradigm's online Work Breakdown Structure tool.

Risk Breakdown Structure

Even the most carefully planned project can run into trouble. No matter how well you plan, your project can always encounter unexpected problems which include anything unplanned and unforeseen that can have a negative impact on the project's costs, timing or quality.

For example, team members get sick or quit, resources that you were depending on turn out to be unavailable, even the weather can throw you for a loop (e.g., a snowstorm). A good project manager should be able to manage the risks effectively and get the project on track. One of the important tools available for managing risk is the Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS) which can help the managers to deal with risk more easily which includes:

  • Categorizes the project risks
  • Helps with brainstorming and discovery of risks
  • Graphical representation is easier to understand and makes decomposing and detailing easier
  • Provides a starting point for the risk management plan.

How to create a Risk Breakdown Structure?

Have you ever wondered how to draw Risk Breakdown Structure with a diagram tool like Visio but with more great diagramming features? VP Online Diagrams is the answer.

  1. Create a blank Risk Breakdown Structure.
  2. Construct the 'tree'.
  3. When you are done, save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your diagram into an image (PNG, SVG, JPG, PDF and more) and share it with your co-workers.

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