Work Breakdown Structure Templates by Creately

Work breakdown structures (WBS) are frequently used by project teams to break the project into smaller, easily identifiable components. The WBS structures used in projects follow strict rules like 100% rule and the mutually exclusive rule, but in general they can be used to breakdown almost any complex task. However, coming up with a WBS template from scratch can be a tedious task, which is why we have introduced work breakdown structure templates to speed up the process. All of the templates mentioned below can be reused by clicking the “Use as Template” button.

Work Breakdown Structure Templates ( Creately Examples )

Creately has some predefined WBS templates in the Creately examples section. You can access them easily from the drawing area using the Creately community browser.

WBS Template with Different Colors for Levels

The first WBS example has different colors for levels. You can easily change the colors of the objects and lines using one click styling button available in Creately. Click on the image to open it in a new window and use as a template.

WBS Example with different colors for levels

Work breakdown structure templates with various colors for levels

Work Breakdown Structure Templates with Different Colors for Paths

The next template has different colors for paths. This template makes it easy to understand the various sub components of the projects and the elements belonging to a particular process.

Work Breakdown Structure templates with different colors for paths

WBS Example with different colors for paths ( click on image to use it as a template )

WBS Template with Curved Arrows

A WBS template doesn’t necessarily have to have a top to bottom approach. If one process takes a big portion of your diagram you can move the processes around so the diagram fits much better in the screen. The final diagram should give the correct picture of your task or project.

WBS Template with Curved Arrows

Work breakdown structure example that doesn’t follow the top down approach

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Visit the Creately Diagram Community

Want more ideas for your work breakdown structure?. If the templates shown above are not to your liking, you can visit the Creately diagramming community to browse for more diagrams. Feel free to vote up and share your favorite diagrams.

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