Work Breakdown Structure Example: PRINCE2 Product Breakdown Structure Example

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.

What is Product Breakdown Structure?

The Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) is the hierarchical breakdown of the products such as hardware items, software items, and information items (NASA, 2007 which is an effective tool that details the physical components of a particular product, or system, under consideration. The purpose of the PBS is to dissect a complex project into smaller, manageable parts which is often use as a project management tool for analysing, documenting and communicating the outcomes of a project, and forms part of the product based planning technique. Thus, it is a fundamental part of project management and the PRINCE2 method.

How to draw a Product Breakdown Structure?

You can easily create Product Breakdown Structure using a quality Product Breakdown Structure software like VP Online Diagrams:

  1. Create a Product Breakdown Structure.
  2. Construct the 'tree'.
  3. Once your diagram is complete, you can save it (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access. You can also export your work into image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your co-workers.

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