- A Project needs a goal to be successful.
- Identify stakeholders which are: Project sponsor, customer who receives the deliverers, users of the project outputs, The project manager and project team.
- Find out the stakeholders needs with an interview
- Have a comprehensive lists of needs to prioritize them. And create goals from that list.
- The clear sets of goals should be established and rerecord in the project plan.
- Create lists of things in project that needs to deliver in order to meet goals.
- Specify when and how each item should be delivered.
- add deliverable's to project plan with estimated delivery date.***More accurate dates will be established during the scheduling phase.
- Create list of tasks to be carried out for each deliverable.
- Establish amount of effort for each task.
- Update deliverable section with more accurate delivery dates
- choose to use software package or create (this).**Input all deliverable, tasks, duration and the resources who will complete each task.
- If you discover a common problem at this point you must contact the sponsor immediately.**some situations are: Renegotiate deadline, employ additional resources, Reduce the scope of the project.
- Human Resource Plan: identify by name the individuals and organisations with a leading role; Describe the number type of people needed to carryout the project; create a single sheet containing this information.
- Communications Plan: Create document showing who needs to be kept informed about the project and how they will receive info. This will describe how the project is performing.
- Risk management Plan: Important part** Identify as many risks to your project as possible;
- Time and cost estimates optimistic
- Customer review and feedback cycle too slow
- unexpected budget cuts
- unclear roles responsibilities
- stakeholder input is not sought, or their needs are not property 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.
- write down what you will do in the event and what you will prevent from occurring.
- review your risk log on a regular basis, add new reoccurring. when risks are ignored they don't go away.