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You can contact us for support or give us feedback, your requests and ideas will be tracked and we’ll respond as quickly as we can – Browse and vote all the feedbacks and ideas at WBS support forum.

You also can reach us directly to send along your comments, bugs, suggestions, or questions. We’ll respond as quickly as we can.

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Following animation is the brief introduction, more details please watch the user guide video before getting started.

WBSGif

 


 

FAQ

WBS sets ease as the primary goal in sketching out your work elements and set estimate, cost and target date. Following FAQs and the user guide video are for you to use the app conveniently.

What’s the relationship of WBS and QuickPlan?

These two apps are used for project management from “project work breakdown and estimate” to “project schedule”. Normally project work is divided based  on deliveries, the deliveries are not one-one match to the tasks in project plan, for this approach, the WBS will be only the input of project plan. Also project work can be divided based on high level tasks, for this approach, the relationship between WBS work element and project task is more tight.

QuickPlan supports to import WBS (.wbs) as a new project, and also QuickPlan can export project as WBS file

Can WBS be imported from Excel file?

Yes,  read more …

How to create work packages?
  • Work element can be input in chart view
    • Tap on a work element
    • Tap “Add sub” menu to add a sub work package
    • Double tap on the new work package to edit work package properties
    • Or long press on the work package to display additional menus
  • Work packages can also be input in list view
    • Tap the “+” button to add new work package
      • The new package will be sub work package of selected work element
      • If no work element been selected, new work package will be added as first outline level element
    • Tap the button “New first level work package” at bottom of work list, to create new which outline level is 0 (is the sub work package of root element)
    • Swipe left/right on work element to change outline level

 

Gestures?
  • On chart view:
    • Tap to select / unselect
    • Double tap on work element to edit properties
    • Long press on work element to show additional menus
    • Tap with two fingers to collapse/expand all groups together
    • Pinch to zoom
  • On outline view:
    • Long press on work package to show menu
    • Tap on triangle  icon of work group to collapse or expand
    • Tap with two fingers to collapse/expand all groups together
    • Swipe left/right on work element to change outline level

(And the context menu of work package will speed up the operations)

Following animation demonstrates moving task and changing task hierarchy

WBS Hold and Move

How to create the demo WBS in the video in 10 mins?

Following steps we create the demo WBS in the video:

  • 1. Prepare the WBS outline in text file (on Mac)
    Project management
     Planning/2
     Cost & Schedule management/1
     Scope management/1.5
     Task management/0.5
     Project office administration/0.5
     Human resources management/0.5
     Space and facilities planning /0.5
     Risk management/0.5
     Quality management/1
    Systems engineering
     Technical planning/1.5
     Technical supervision/0.5
     Business requirements definition/3.5
     System architecture & top-level design/12.5
    Software
     Software design
      Software requirement specification/14.5
      Software work package definition/1.5
      Software prototyping/20
      Software unit detailed design/42
     Software build
      Software unit coding/84
      Software unit debugging/24
     Unit testing
      Unit testing planning/3.5
      Unit test case preparation/9
      Unit test conduct/20
      Unit test records/2
    Hardware
     Hardware requirements planning/1.25
     Hardware system definition/3
     Hardware component selection/2
     Hardware unit/component testing/12
    Deliverables management
     Deliverables tracking/4
     Deliverables production and packaging/9
    System test
     Module & subsystem testing/9
     System integration testing/6
     Acceptance testing/2
     Defect classification, tracking & metrics/3
    Support services
     Configuration management/0.5
     Quality assurance/2.25
     Development tools and utilities/2
     Development environment upkeep/1
     Internal product liaison/1
     Team technical training/6
    Release
     Installation planning/0.5
     User support documentation/3.5
     User communications & training/5
     Installation management & coordination/2.75
     Installation testing and verification/1.75
     Installation performance monitoring/2
    
  • Send preceding text to iPad, and then copy the text in the email on the iPad (also we can get the content from other cloud apps)
  • Create a new project in WBS, then paste the text into the batch input view
  • Input work package categories and update the created work elements