Work Breakdown Structure Example: Sprint Backlog Template

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.

Requirements Breakdown Structure (RBS) vs Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A Requirements Breakdown Structure (RBS) is a hierarchical, usually tree-shaped tasks or activities of all project requirements which must be conducted or delivered in the end product in order to achieve the expected business goals.

Whereas a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) focuses the 'how' of a project, an RBS focuses on the 'what' of a project.

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables. A WBS is the cornerstone of effective project planning, execution, controlling, monitoring, and reporting. All the work contained within the WBS is to be identified, estimated, scheduled, and budgeted.

How to create a Requirements Breakdown Structure?

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

  1. Create a blank Requirements 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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