Take things step by step with a work breakdown structure template

The surest path to a breakdown? An insufficient map. With free work breakdown structures that visualize projects and processes, FigJam helps you take it one dependency at a time.

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Project work breakdown structure template

Your operation has a lot of moving parts—gather your whole team on one shared template to chart your progress through smaller, manageable tasks.

X marks the spot

With a simple work breakdown structure template, define your project’s scope, create a project management plan, and guide your team to treasure.

Organize and mobilize: Never worry that you’ve missed a step—just use the breakdown as your compass.

Take turns playing lookout: With a bird’s eye view, spot opportunities and risks in a complex project from afar.

Journey together: Categorize and assign work with interactive widgets to make meaningful strides.

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See your structure at work

With a FigJam work breakdown structure example, project work is absurdly simple. Your team can do more than just reference your document—they interact in real-time thanks to Community-built plug-ins including votes, org charts, and Scope Todos.

See, strategize, guide

Distill your project schedule and plans on a shared digital space. Then, venture further with collaborative templates from the Community.


A work breakdown structure, or WBS, is a visual management tool that’s used to examine work and organize it into a digestible, readable format. A simple work breakdown structure template sorts tasks into category columns, then further breaks down the work into three hierarchical levels of detail and importance.

Creating a WBS diagram is simpler than ever with FigJam’s dedicated template for work breakdown structure. Open the template, fire it up, and gather your team. Then follows these steps:

  1. Determine your overall objective, and list it at the top of your WBS structure.
  2. Consider the necessary smaller tasks needed to accomplish your overall objective. Divide the work into categories. For example, if your overall objective is “plan the annual company retreat,” your categories might include “transportation,” “retreat content,” and “lodging, food, and drink.”
  3. Subdivide the categories into smaller, manageable pieces. “Retreat content” might be divided into work tasks like “book speakers,” “organize small groups,” and “plan outings.”

Once your work structure breakdown template is filled out, you can use it to assign work, plan schedules, or estimate project budgets.

There are 3 main levels to work breakdown structure templates, and an optional 4th level if you’d like to get even more specific.

  • The 1st level is your overall work goal or deliverable your project team wants to achieve.
  • The 2nd level breaks down the overall goal into its main parts. If you’re creating an online store, for instance, your 2nd level may contain key points like “product pages,” “internal search engine,” and “blog.”
  • The 3rd level divides those key points into specific work packages. The 3rd level in the “blog” category might include work packages like “design UI,” “create content,” and “backend programming.”

You can continue to subdivide work packages into a 4th level, which lists the individual jobs and tasks required to complete the work packages.

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