22 Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) - download FREE in PDF & Visio
22 Work Breakdown Structure examples! WBS examples for a software project, construction projects, a conference, finding a job, selling a house, planning permission and other real projects. FREE to download in Visio and PDF format.
Breaking down the work is the first stage of project planning and essential for managing project scope. For more background read an introduction to work breakdown structures
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Work Breakdown Structure examples from real world Projects
These WBS were created for real world projects by a qualified Project Manager (Prince 2 Practitioner, APM Practioner, MSP Practioner) with over 14 years experience.
This is a work breakdown for BPM. It covers the phases in the BPM lifecycle: launch, design, modelling, develop or execution, implement and realise value and monitor. It includes modelling as-is and to-be processes, validating the processes, and testing. See a large image and download a visio or PDF of the WBS
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Focuses on tasks to smarten up the property ready for the first viewing. Pretty specific to the particular house sale only useful as an example.
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Includes CV updating, interview prep, linkedin job alerts, engaging your network of contacts and a job requirements checklist. The WBS has 5 levels of decomposition the lowest level being preparing for several difficult, but common interview questions.
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This is an example of a high-level work breakdown structure for User Acceptance Testing it includes training, roles, test sites and the testing tasks.
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Other recommended WBS from real world examples
Three level Work Breakdown Structure of an Aircraft System covering. By Mdd at en.wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Work Breakdown Structure examples from Project Management books
Image from Jack Ferraro, Project Management for Non-Project Managers, Amacon, 2012. Covers Project Management, Regulations, Help desk process remediation, system development and communication.
Image from Kim Heldman; Vanina Mangano, PMPÂ®: Project Management Professional Exam: Review Guide
, Second Edition, Sybex, 2011
Image from Rudolf Melik, The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World,
John Wiley & Sons
Work Breakdown Structure examples from Prince 2
Using Prince 2 product base planning approach. Covers venue selection, delegate arrangements, publicity, handout pack and structure and format of the day. Image file from Prince 2. Managing Projects with Prince2
, 2009, OGC
Using Prince 2 product based planning approach. Covers conference logistics, venue, attendees, delegate handouts, publicity and speakers. Image file from Prince 2 2009. Managing Projects with Prince2, 2009, OGC
Prince 2 example for 'ITT' stage plan. Covers business requirements, procurement process information, suppliers, and measurement i..e selection criteria. Image file from Prince 2 2009. Managing Projects with Prince2, 2009, OGC.
Example work breakdown structures - references and further reading
Office of Government Commerce (2009), Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2: 2009 Edition
, London: TSO.
Rudolf Melik, (2015).The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World
, John Wiley & Sons.
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