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Work Breakdown Structure

Project success is the ultimate goal for any Project Manager. To effectively accomplish this they must possess a robust toolkit of project management techniques. One means for managing the planning and monitoring of resources, schedules and costs is the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). This critical tool decomposes the deliverables of a project and provides Project Managers visibility into what work need to be completed. Knowing how to use this asset when managing a project is essential to success.

How You Will Benefit

Students will learn why WBS is the foundation for project execution and how it can be used as a technique to enhance the definition of what work will be completed in a project. Also, they will learn how utilizing a WBS helps Project Managers build a more detailed platform of business requirements, including goals, objectives, constraints and assumptions. Ways to identify the wants and needs of the project’s key stakeholders and how to translate them into detailed outputs are additional topics covered in this training session.

What You Will Learn

In this course you will learn foundational concepts related to Work Breakdown Structures including:

  • How the WBS can be used as a roadmap to help ensure project success
  • PMI's definition of a WBS and what benefit it provides to Project Managers
  • An approach to creating a detailed WBS and how to apply concepts in an example project
  • Techniques for breaking down deliverables into specific, manageable work packages

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for individuals looking for a better understanding of how to keep projects on time, within budget, to the agreed upon scope, with high customer satisfaction and high team morale.


Video-on-demand; includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Duration / PDU Value

This course has been approved by PMI for 1 PDU.



  • Course Overview
  • Definition of Work Breakdown Structures

Approaches to the WBS

  • WBS According to PMI
  • 2-Step Approach for the WBS
    • Product Scope
    • Project Scope
  • Example Project
  • Establishing Requirements
  • Actionable Project Scope
  • Product Scope and Project Scope
  • Who Should be Involved with Creating the WBS?
  • Waterfall and Agile Approaches to the WBS


Work Breakdown Structure
Work Breakdown Structure
Video on Demand
1 PDU hour
$49 USD
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R.E.P. number 3348
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