Work Breakdown Structure – Template and Uses
What is a work breakdown structure?
A work breakdown structure (WBS) starts with a large project or objective and breaks it down into smaller, more manageable pieces that you can reasonably evaluate and assign to teams. Rather than focusing on individual actions that must be taken to accomplish a project, a WBS generally focuses on deliverables or concrete, measurable milestones. These deliverables may also be called work packages, tasks, sub-tasks, or terminal elements.
A sample work breakdown structure looks like this:
|S. No.||Activities||Resp.||Expected Start Date||Expected End Date||Actual Start Date||Actual End Date||Schedule Variance||Remarks|
|2.2||Work Breakdown Structure|
|6.1||Completing deployment preparations|
|6.2||Creating operations procedures|
|6.3||Deploying the solution|