A data representation technique, these charts structure can be used to show relationships in a graphical, top-down format. Forms include:
- Work breakdown structure (WBS) depicts project deliverables broken down into work packages and provide a way of showing high-level areas of responsibility.
- Organizational breakdown structure (OBS) depicts an organization’s existing departments, units, or teams, with the project activities or work packages listed under each department.
- Resource breakdown structure depicts team and physical resources related by category and resource type.
- Risk breakdown structure depicts risks by category and type.