WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) Example

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Example WBS

By Trainer Riad Thalji, PMP, ITIL

WBS is a tool used to devide project work into smaller more managiable sigments.
It can have as many as needed levels, however it is recommended to meke them few (for example 3 to 4 levels) so that the can easly analyzed.

Each node in the bottom level of a WBS is called a Work Package.

The level above the Work Package is called a Control Account.

The 100% rule in WBS states that every thing need be included in the WBS and nothing extra.

The following figure depict an example WBS from the book "A Practical Approach to PMP Prep", by Riad Thalji, where the fictional project manager created for a project to distribute laptops on as set of secondary schools in that state:

Example WBS
Exercises:
  • Re-design the WBS by seperating works from training and giving more details (at least 3 work packatges) under destribution.
  • Give different color for the Work Package nodes in this WBS.
  • Give different color for the Control Accounts in This WBS.
  • How many levvel is the WBS?

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Trainer Riad Thalji
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