Resource breakdown structure

Resource breakdown structure (RBS) is focused on creating a hierarchical list of the resources, both significant and seemingly redundant, that are involved in the project. Every hierarchical level lists a number of resources that are needed for carrying-out various kind of project-related activities. Every kind of resource is further divided into a number of categories or resource-types to help classify them.

This process of classification continues even within defined categories, until every resource type has been broken down into very manageable, simple individual entities. Its immediate impact is better management ofthe various departments/teams as it becomes easier to supervise, track and expedite planning and execution across a sizeable range of resources.

The Resource Breakdown Structure is related to:

  • Activity Resource Requirements

It provides information to:

  • Activity Duration Estimates
  • Gantt Chart or other Schedule.