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Project Planning

Once the project is defined, it’s time to plan the project.  With comprehensive planning the project execution will be more effective and efficient.  The project planning tasks include:

1.      Project Timeline:

    • Work with the project team to develop the project schedule
    • Enhance the Network Tree into an Outline of Tasks
    • Input the tasks into a scheduling software program
    • Identify the resource pool.
    • Identify task durations based on task staffing, their skills, their availability and the budget
    • Establish the relationship (linkage) between tasks (predecessors and successors)
    • Assign resources to each task
    • Establish a task budget
    • Identify project phases and key milestones to match the project deliverable timeline requirements
    • Include time and budget contingencies
    • Save a baseline schedule

2.      Scope Management:

    • Detail the scope of the project.  Seek clarification as required.

3.      Cost Management:

    • Develop the project budget
    • Organize the budget to match the work breakdown structure.
    • Break the budget into appropriate cost management periods.
    • Tie the budget to the schedule.
    • Develop a spend plan, by month
    • Estabish earned value parameters.

4.      Quality:

    • Define the project quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) efforts. 
    • Define the QA/QC roles and responsibilities.

5.      Procurement:

    • Define the process required to acquire services, materials and equipment.
    • Identify sourcing and shipment requirements
    • Identify and schedule all long lead items
    • Validate costing of critical items

6.      Risks:

    • Rate the potential impact and probability of each project risk
    • Develop mitigation strategies
    • Identify potential trigger points for each risk
      (what event or events could cause the risk to materialize)

7.      Staffing:

    • Review the team organization and clarify roles and responsibilities

8.      Communication:

    • Meet regularly with the project team
    • Review the communications and reporting requirements
    • Identify project actions and track on an Action Item list.
    • Define the change management process

9.      Project Plan

    • Document the Project Plan and achieve stakeholder endorsement
    • Once endorsed - communicate the plan to all stakeholders. 



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