Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Example & Definition


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What is a work breakdown structure?

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1. Which document defines the outcome of the work being outlined in a work breakdown structure?

2. What is the primary advantage to using a work breakdown structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll sharpen your knowledge by answering questions about what work breakdown structure is, as well as its components, advantages, and risks.

Quiz & Worksheet

To make things more clear, know that you will be assessed on:

  • The definition of a work breakdown structure
  • Which document defines the outcome of work
  • Pros and cons of a work breakdown structure
  • Instances in which a work breakdown structure could be used

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding organization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about work breakdown structure
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the benefits and drawbacks of this structure in a different light

Additional Learning

By studying our related lesson, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Examples & Definition, you will enhance your understanding of topics such as:

  • Relationships among work packages
  • Identifying levels of responsibility
  • Internal and external customers
  • Reducing project risks