A Work Package is a subset of a project that can be assigned to a specific team or resource for execution. A work package is defined as the effort required producing a deliverable within a project. This effort may be a single task or it could be several related tasks.
Each step within a work package includes the steps needed for completion along with a deadline for each step. This helps the project manager ensure the overall project remains on schedule. The benefit of using work packages is that it allows many different pieces of the overall project to be worked on at the same time, usually by different groups of people. The team assigned to each work package completes their tasks and then the individual packages all merge together seamlessly at the end.
This is a key output of the Work Breakdown Structure and is critical to package delivery. A Template, guidelines, checklist and tips are provided to aid you through this important process.