Product breakdown structure
In project management
, a product breakdown structure
(PBS) is an exhaustive, hierarchical tree structure
of components that make up a project deliverable
, arranged in whole-part relationship.
A PBS can help clarify what is to be delivered by the project and can help build a work breakdown structure.
E.g. PBS of a computer:
- Main unit
- Video card
- Sound card
- Network card
- LPT port card
- Electronic components
project management method mandates the use of product based planning, part of which is developing a product breakdown structure.