Work Breakdown Structure Templates
WBS templates provide a project specific structure for
decomposition. As long as the projects are similar, these templates may be
created with inputs for previous projects. For example, software developments
have similar project life cycles ad similar deliverables.
Breakdown project deliverables into smaller, more manageable
components is called decomposition. Breakdown should not be done until the cost
and schedule for the work can be reliably estimated. The level of detail for
work packages will depend on the size and complexity of the project.
Steps to Create WBS
Identify final project products necessary for achieving
Identify the major deliverables necessary for project
Decompose until management requirements for managing and
controlling the project are met.
Review and refine the WBS until the stakeholders agree
with the level of project planning, reporting and deliveries.