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.
Work Breakdown Structure created online

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
import work breakdown to mindmeister

There are six (6) other mindmaps in the zip folder which you are free to use. 23 bonus mindmaps are included with Stakeholder Management ebook.

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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 press return.

To add a 'child' work package use Tab.

Work Breakdown Structure Template - References

PMI (Project Management Institute), 2011. Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures Second Edition, Pennsylvania: PMI.
 
 
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