Project Planning

Taylor Hale

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Step 4: Supporting Plans

This section deals with plans you should create as part of the planning process. These can be included directly in the plan.

Human Resource Plan

  • Identify my name, the individuals and organizations with a leading role in the project
  • Describe the number and type of people needed to carryout the project.

Communications Plan

  • Create a document showing who needs to be kept informed about the project and how they will receive the information.

Risk Management Plan

  • time and cost estimates too optimistic
  • customer review and feedback cycle too slow
  • unexpected budget cuts
  • unclear roles and responsibilities
  • stakeholder input is not sought, or their needs are not properly understood
  • stakeholders changing requirements after the project has started
  • stakeholders adding new requirements after the project has started
  • poor communication resulting in misunderstandings, quality problems and rework
  • lack of resource commitment

Risks can be tracked using a simple risk log. Add each risk you have identified to your risk log; write down what you will do in the event, and what will you do to prevent it from occurring.