As I look at the logs of the Critical Path website, I notice a trend for what people are searching. Most visitors coming to this site are searching for project management related templates and worksheets. If there is one thing I try to instill in other project managers, it is listen to your customers! That being said, here is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) worksheet to complement the Project Charter Template so many have downloaded. Both files are free for download, modification, and distribution. [WBS Worksheet] [Project Charter Template]
When using the WBS worksheet, list the project’s major milestones and deliverables, the corresponding unique identifying numbers, and the target dates for delivery. This list should reflect products and/or services delivered to the end user as well as the delivery of key project management or other project-related work products.
With preliminary approval, copy these values into Section 3.2 of our free Project Charter Template. Upon Project Charter approval, copy the values from the major milestones column into Microsoft Project or your selected Project Management application and begin creating the activity list (decomposing).