Work breakdown structure software
How to create a work breakdown structure
Add the project name
Start with the project name as the first level of the WBS. Then, use the project's scope and statement to determine the major deliverables that are essential to the success of the project.
Add the deliverables at the second level
Take the deliverables you have identified and add them to the work breakdown structure at the second level, connecting back to the project name.
Break down major deliverables into work packages
Break each of your major deliverables down into the necessary work components required to complete it. Record each of them on your WBS at the third level. Most work breakdown structures will have three levels, but you can add more if necessary.
Review and group manageable tasks
Before taking action, make sure deliverables and sub-deliverables add up to 100% of the work needed for the project's completion. Then, divide up the tasks you have created so that they are ready to assign to the appropriate team members.
Share your WBS with team members
When you've finalized your work breakdown structure, share the visual with project stakeholders and team members who will be assigned to tasks, so everyone can see the planned deliverables and what’s expected for each task.