Project Folder Structure is a kind of project work organization in the form of a hierarchy in which every tier or folder identifies a certain component or object of project work and which breaks down the project into coherent work items. Folder structure makes it easier to understand the extent and amount of work that is planned for completion within the project environment.
Project folder structure is similar to project work decomposition or work breakdown structure (WBS), but these terms are not the same. Folder structure is more than just a breakdown or hierarchical decomposition of project work. Along with work items (such as phases, stages, activities, events, tasks), it describes factors and objects (such as cost, resources, risks, documents, decisions) that have an impact on project work.
The folder structure of a project is a great work organizational tool that makes it easier to create a big picture view of what to be done by the project and what aspects to consider in managing project activities. Folders structures are often used in IT and software development projects that require detailed elaboration and specification of project work.