WBS Headings

In Breinz, we use structures a lot. Structures are used to organize Projects, Items, Trades, Suppliers, Pricelists, and etc...

According to WorkBreakDownStructure.com, A work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key project deliverable that organizes the team's work into manageable sections.

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines the work breakdown structure as a "deliverable oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team."

The work breakdown structure visually defines the scope into manageable chunks that a project team can understand, as each level of the work breakdown structure provides further definition and detail

When creating a project, the project manager typically develops the WBS first, assigns documents to each WBS element, and then add Items to it.

You can Organize your items into Nodes of a WBS. You can have multiple WBS headings for each Costing.

To create a WBS, you need to create a Heading for it, or use a pre defined WBS heading from other projects or templates.

Create a New WBS Heading

WBS Headings are created in the WBS Page. to get to the WBS page, Click on the Cost Estimate Module, then click WBS button.

Once clicked, Edit Heading page will open. On this page you can create New Headings by clicking the + Heading button, edit the Heading Name and code, and delete a heading.

To Create a New WBS Heading, Click + Heading button, give it a Name and code, then click on Save Changes.

Once a WBS Heading is created, you can edit the structure of it and Add / Edit Nodes by Clicking Edit Structure button.

By Making a Heading as a template, you can create multiple headings based on this heading. To set is as a template, check "Set As Tamplate" checkbox and hit Save Changes.

Learn how to Edit Structure

Sharing Headings

You can share a WBS Heading between projects. To share a heading, make sure it is not Private to a costing, by unchecking Private Check box.

Select the costing with witch you want to share the costing from the drop down menu, and click add.

To unshare a heading, click on delete row button close to a costing name.