PROJECT PLANNING

WHAT IT IS?

Project planning is part of project management, which relates to the use of comprehensive schedules to plan and subsequently report progress. It is not only the plan at the beginning of a project but also the adjustments of the plan as time goes by and problems or changes are found along the way.

HOW IT WORKS?

After requirements, system concept and architecture have been drafted we update our detailed product development plan including all phases, risk management, staffing, milestones, certifications and deliverables for successful launch into production. The project plan includes enough detail to identify all of the program costs, schedule, milestones and risks. The output of this work is that the project can begin execution immediately and finish on time.

BENEFITS

RISK ASSESSMENT

Careful project planning includes performing an assessment of risk. By knowing what's at stake, you can avoid being bitten.

AVOID SCOPE CREEP

You can help thwart overtime. Without proper planning, your schedule will creep to a standstill and overtime will be imminent when the team has to scramble to get things finished for a client on time.

CLIENT APPRECIATION

Your client will appreciate it. The client can be kept abreast of what to expect and when. He will recognize and appreciate your organization. He will know he is getting his money’s worth.

PLANNING FACILITATES COMMUNICATION

Your team cannot know what needs to be done if it’s not written down. Moreover, important tasks and milestones will be missed and expectations will not be clear. Make things easy for your team. Take a look at our series of Best Practices in Project Management to see one project manager's take on the importance of communication.

Knowing what you’re aiming for creates the likelihood of reaching the destination. Without a clear objective, your project is doomed to fail. It will be difficult to determine milestones and even more difficult to prioritize tasks.

You will be more likely to hit the important milestones because you have them scheduled and planned out. Missed milestones or forgotten steps can mean lost time – lots of lost time. Lost time equals lost money. Plan your milestones, determine how much time they require and schedule accordingly.

You will know which resources have already been allocated and be able to plan accordingly. Already allocated or overallocated resources can cause major project stalling. Avoid having your project come to a standstill by planning ahead of time.

You will know what tasks have dependencies and be able to schedule accordingly. Not knowing tasks means you do not know task dependencies. Not being aware of task dependencies leads you to a surprise traffic jam when it comes to getting things done.

Your boss will appreciate that you have planned your project. Not only will he be aware of what the project consists of, precisely, but he will also know what your budget is, which resources you require, and when he can expect deliverables to be produced.

Your team will know what’s going on and what is expected of them. With clear objectives, scheduled milestones and a detailed task list, there should be no confusion about who is to do what. For a good overview of project planning elements, see creating a project plan.

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