Project life cycle planning

Project life cycle...why have one and why is it important? Planning a project is challenging, having a project life cycle makes it easier to navigate in planning a successful outcome.

Project life cycle, how to create one?

Select the incorrect one step that is not part of the life cycle diagram?

Every project has a specific life span and will never continue indefinitely. In planning your project you need to identify the deadline and strategically work toward reaching the goal. As you are all aware you from experience, this is possibly the best way to address the planning of your deadline. 

When looking at your project life cycle we can break it into 5 steps:

  1. Firstly you define what the project is, what you need to achieve in terms of the objectives and the amount of time you have to achieve the end result.
  2. Prepare a definite plan and schedules to effectively coordinate the execution of your goal.
  3. Brief the project team and all relevant parties involved.
  4. Start to implement the plan in step 2, continuously monitor and support the project.
  5. At the end of the project, do a thorough evaluation of the outcome and finish off the project.

When using your 5 steps to plan a project life cycle continuously review deadlines and monitor outcomes to establish if you and your team are on the right track. Regularly involve the stakeholders to monitor their satisfaction. During the evaluation part, always be realistic in the outcomes and strive to improve on previous projects.

  • Prepare a plan and schedule your project
  • Implement the plan for the project
  • No evaluation is needed at the end of a project