When planning and executing a multidisciplinary systems engineering project. A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) allows managers to perform hierarchical decomposition of the total scope of work to be carried out by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables. Use the Live Gantt chart for Project planning.

It is a fundamental tool to perform project planning, cost estimation and control keeping in view the required deliverables. It maps directly to deliverables, activities, tasks and milestones in the Gantt Chart.

It helps the managers derive the required work package and think about outsourcing needs and where sub-contractors can add value.