Work Breakdown Structure Example: Typical Work Breakdown Structure

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.

Work Breakdown Structure

A work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key project deliverable that organizes the team's work into manageable sections. The work breakdown structure is a hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables. A WBS also provides the necessary framework for detailed cost estimating and control along with providing guidance for schedule development and control.

How to create a Work Breakdown Structure?

Visual Paradigm Online features a Work Breakdown Structure tool and a set of pre-made Work Breakdown Structure templates. You can create a diagram from a template or from scratch by following the steps below:

  1. Create a blank Work Breakdown Structure.
  2. Construct the 'tree'.
  3. Save your finished work (File > Save as) to our cloud repository for future access, or to export your diagram as image (JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG, etc) and share it with your co-workers.

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