Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Template
Work breakdown structures (WBS
) make it easier to manage projects by breaking them down into their component parts. The lowest components (work packages) can be scheduled, costed and controlled (PMI, 2011, pg 3
). Read more on Work Breakdown Structures
. Download real world WBS examples
Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) online
You can use mindmeister
to create rich, interactive work breakdown structures, suitable for any project.
- Collaborate with your team to check and extend the WBS
- Export the WBS to an image, PDF or as .mind file
- Embed the mindmap in a web page
- Share your mindmap by email
- Add colours, notes and images
- Add hyperlinks to your WBS mindmap
- Expand or contract the work breakdown for different audiences
Getting started - WBS download
Download this blank work breakdown template to get started. Step by step instructions are below.
Step 1 - Click here to download the work breakdown template to your computer
Step 2 - Create your Mindmeister account
Step 3 - Import 1_Work_Breakdown_Structure_Template.mind
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All of of the elements are editable. Simply hover and click the text to edit.
To add a 'sibling' work package
To add a 'child' work package
Work Breakdown Structure Template - References
PMI (Project Management Institute), 2011. Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures Second Edition
, Pennsylvania: PMI.
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