Work Breakdown Structure Example: Product Breakdown Structure for Software

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 create a Product Breakdown Structure?

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

  1. Create a blank Product 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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