A work breakdown structure diagram (WBS) is a visual, hierarchical, and deliverable-oriented deconstruction of a project. It is an exemplary diagram for project managers as it allows them to break down the scope of their projects and identify all the tasks that need to be completed. The work breakdown structure chart is an essential project planning tool because it outlines all project work steps. The final project deliverable, associated tasks, and work packages are placed on top of the WBS diagram. The WBS levels below subdivide the project scope to indicate the tasks, deliverables, and work packages required to complete the project from start to finish.