Free WBS Creator Excel Template

Free WBS Creator Excel Template

Create WBS - Work Breakdown Structure Charts in Excel

Create professional WBS charts using this free automated WBS Creator Excel Template.

Use WBS Charts to brainstorm projects by breaking them down into manageable tasks. This visual way of creating projects using a Top-Down approach makes for more comprehensive project plans.

Our WBS maker is great for project planning sessions and is perfect for presenting your project to your team and your clients.

WBS Creator is a an excel template and it instantly reads any project plan in Excel and creates a beautiful WBS Chart.

WBS Work Break Structure Example

You can download this WBS Creator template by clicking on the button below and use it as many times as you want.

Create WBS Charts in Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019 on Windows and Excel 2016 & 2019 on macOS.
Also works on all versions supported by Office365/ Microsoft 365.

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How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure WBS Chart in Excel

  1. Download and Open WBS Creator.
    The WBS Creator Menu will load in the excel ribbon.

    WBS Creator Ribbon Menu

  2. Click on the Task Structure button in the WBS Creator Menu.

  3. This will create sample tasks for you. You can edit, delete and add new tasks. You can also change the fill color and task colors for the WBS shapes.

    WBS Task Structure

  4. Click on the Set Child/ Set Parent to set parent and child tasks.

  5. Click on the Create WBS button.

    WBS Maker

    The WBS chart will be created in milliseconds.

    And that’s how easy it is to create WBS charts in Excel.

Create WBS Charts in Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019 on Windows and Excel 2016 & 2019 on macOS.
Also works on all versions supported by Office365/ Microsoft 365.

35,000+

Amazing People Use WBS Creator

What is a Work Breakdown Structure?

A WBS is a tool to manage your project and tasks from a delivery point of view. Proper project planning is crucial to setting clear expectations in order to complete your project on time and on budget. An organized work breakdown structure can break down your large projects into more manageable sub tasks, allowing you and your team to focus on key deliverables and milestones.

How it is structured

The WBS schedule starts with the Project Name and the main tasks.

WBS Project with Main Tasks

Next we list all the sub tasks or child tasks under the main parent tasks.

Also list the list of sub-sub-tasks which will eventually help us complete the Main task.

It’s this simple.

Create WBS Charts in Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 & 2019 on Windows and Excel 2016 & 2019 on macOS.
Also works on all versions supported by Office365/ Microsoft 365.

35,000+

Amazing People Use WBS Creator

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Rafeeq M

Can it be linked in MS Project

Sandra Smith

Sorry for the late reply. Currently we have integrated it with Gantt Excel. We will be adding a connection interface to read MS Project plans soon.

Martin

Hi, I have downloaded the WBS creator, but I have two questions.
Do you have a password to modify the code?
Does the software have a limitation in number files that you can add to make a WBS?
Thank you in advance.
Martín

Sandra Smith

Hey Martin, the code is protected. WBS Creator is completely free and you can create as many WBS charts in one excel file or use multiple WBS creator excel files for all your projects.

Nao

Dear WBS Creator,

Thank you for very useful information!
I tried to get the template, but it did not appear.

If possible, I would like to get it!
Thank you!

MARTIN EZEQ BENITEZ

Can I make a WBS with more than three levels?
Thanks very much!!!

Sandra Smith

Dear Martin, Sure you create a WBS with as many levels as you want. We have no restrictions.

Thomas Mangwiro

This software made life easier for me when I tackled my assignment. Thank you

Sandra Smith

Thank you very much. Glad you found the WBS tool helpful.

Collins

Hi, Pradeep,

Is it possible for the WBS to show the assigned resource(name) on each task?

Sandra Smith

Dear Collins, If you have created a Gantt Chart in Gantt Excel then you can show the assigned resource as well. https://www.ganttexcel.com/

Shiv

Thank you for making this freely available to users with limited resources.

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