A work breakdown structure (WBS) is commonly used in project management to structure a project’s deliverables into a hierarchy that is manageable and easy-to-use. To help facilitate one’s WBS creation, GPetrium has prepared a WBS in excel and a WBS in word.
The WBS in Word contains two graphical depiction of a WBS followed by their respective tables. It aims to give the creator the necessary space needed to help the audience understand what the project is about and the deliverables needed to reach its goals.
To start, open the file and go down to the table. Begin filling out the Level, WBS #, Name and WBS Description. Their definition are as follows:
Once the table is completed, it is time to transpose the data into its graphical format. To do that, go to the graph and click on it. A new pop-up with the hierarchy will appear, fill it accordingly.
There are two WBS visuals that can be used in the WBS in word version:
The excel solution works similarly to the word version, with the exception that there is only one visual available.
Whether you would like to print or have a pdf version of your WBS, all you have to do is to CTRL+P or go to File->Print.