Make Scheduling Projects Manageable
Break down every step leading to your final deliverable, add resources needed to complete each task and assign teams— all from one tool. Our work breakdown structure (WBS) software gives you the tools to plan, schedule and track your progress as you execute the project. Create your WBS on our Gantt chart tool to link task dependencies and set milestones to keep your project on schedule.
Collect Every Project Task
Gather each task that must be completed to reach your final deliverable, and list their subtasks to capture every step of your project schedule. Link dependent tasks to avoid bottlenecks. If issues arise that require changes in your schedule, simply drag and drop to the new dates.
Assign Costs to Tasks & Phases
Add the cost of each task to start estimating what your overall budget for the project will be. The planned costs will help you track the project when its executed. Milestones can be set to break the larger project into phases and make it more manageable.
Set Baseline For Tracking
Know where you are in the project by setting a baseline once you’ve added costs and duration to your tasks. This allows you to track your progress against your plan, and see if you’re aligned with your goals or not. Always have the knowledge you need to make adjustments and stay the course.
Monitor Progress in Real Time
See where your project is at currently with our real-time features. Our cloud-based software updates as your team files their statuses, and that data is instantly calculated and reflected throughout the project. With ProjectManager.com, you’re always making decisions based on current information.
Work Breakdown Structure Tools
ProjectManager.com gives you the tools you need to create a thorough WBS that is fully integrated into our larger software. It launches your project plan, schedule and monitors and reports on your progress; plus, these additional features integrate to improve your experience.
Allocate and balance all your resources and see your team’s availability.
Stay updated as your team logs their hours and improve efficiency.
Tags & Filters
Use tags and filters to get organized and find what you need quickly.
Multiple Project Views
Use for traditional or agile projects with Gantt, kanban, calendar or task list.
Unlimited File Storage
Attach as many files as you need to your WBS.
Get notified as soon as a task is updated.
Organize many projects with insightful data that creates synergy.
Seamless integration with over 400 software tools.
How to Make a WBS With ProjectManager.com
A work breakdown structure software is a tool that takes large projects and breaks them down into all the smaller, more manageable parts that must be executed to reach that final deliverable. ProjectManager.com makes a WBS that works hand in glove with all our other project management features to carry you successfully through every phase of your project. Here’s how.
1. Import Tasks
Get your task list imported from any spreadsheet, or use one of our industry-specific templates to help you get your WBS started.
2. Describe Tasks
Add descriptions to each task to differentiate it from the others on your WBS. This also gives teams context and direction when they’re assigned to execute the task.
3. Add Start & End Dates
Set the start and end dates for each task to start creating your WBS. Tasks are automatically placed on a timeline for scheduling.
4. Estimate Cost
Make an estimation of the cost to execute each of the tasks on your WBS. By collecting this data, you’re on your way to developing a project budget.
5. Link Task Dependencies
Connect dependent tasks, the tasks that cannot start until another has been completed or started. Linking task dependencies on your WBS helps avoid bottlenecks later in the project.
6. Add Resources for Each Task
Assign your team right from the WBS you created. They’re notified immediately by email. Also, add other resources related to executing the task to estimate costs and track later in the project.
7. Set Baseline
Set the baseline on the Gantt chart tool. All your costs and dates are locked as planned. Now you have something to compare your actual progress to, making sure you stay on track.
8. Monitor Progress
See where you are in the project by using the real-time dashboard. It automatically takes the data from your team’s status updates and compares it to your baseline in easy-to-read charts.
9. Get Reports
Generate reports on project variance, costs and more with one click. Filter these reports and see just what you want and then share the data with your stakeholders to keep them updated.
Measure Progress as It Happens
See where you are in the project with our real-time dashboard. Track progress across six metrics, including workload, time and the overall health of the project. As teams update their statuses that data is automatically calculated and displayed in colorful graphs and charts for a high-level view of the project.
Expand Your WBS With Gantt Tool
Create project plans online with our Gantt chart, turning your WBS into a full-fledged project. Schedule task durations, link dependencies and set milestones to break the project into phases. As changes occur in the project just drop and drag tasks to the new dates and the update is distributed throughout the software.
Use the Right Tool for the Job
Work how you want with our multiple project views. Managers love the control they get with Gantt charts for making a WBS, while teams prefer the visual workflow of kanban boards to manage their workload. There’s also a calendar and task list view. Every tool is updated simultaneously, so you’re always working with up-to-date data.
Help Teams Be More Productive
Get resource management features which track the materials and supplies associated with your WBS. The workload page shows how many tasks your team members are working on in a color-coded chart. See at a glance who has too much and who has too few tasks, then reallocate their resources right from that page.
Get Tasks Into WBS Fast
Build a WBS by importing your task list into our software. You can quickly import any spreadsheet, Excel or CSV file, and even a Microsoft Project file. Edit your WBS and then share it with your team and stakeholders, so everyone is on the same page.
Real-Time Data for Better Decision
Make reports for stakeholder presentation and to get the data you need to keep your project on schedule with one click of the keyboard. Get project reports variance, status, progress and more. Filter the reports to highlight the information you want. Then easily share to keep executives updated on progress. All reports reflect the most up-to-date data possible.
Get a Free Trial of our WBS Software
ProjectManager.com is an award-winning tool that helps create dynamic work breakdown structures that dovetail into a full suite of project management tools to keep your project organized.
We help tens of thousands of teams work more productively on large and small projects. Traditional and more agile companies have all benefited from our software. See why the US Postal Service, Bank of America and NASA all use our tool.
Get started on building your project with a WBS and then taking it to the next level with project tools that assist every stage of your project. Take our free 30-day trial today.