Creating project plans refresher course

The course is designed to provide an overview of Project planning in a refreshing way

Project Management

Understanding how each step fits into the lifecycle

When creating a project plan, it is important to have a plan that will assist in the effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation thereof. The above diagram shows the correlation between the phase of the project plan and the steps to get there as discussed in the previous sections. There are three points to consider. The define step is one of the most crucial steps as this will set the tone and pace for the project. The project team selection, the clear definition of the project, communication with stakeholders and the planning of execution of the project are some of the items within the defining phase or step one of the project management. When defining the execution all details must be recorded and documented. This can be altered as required. Another important step is the monitoring of progress or “Control of work in progress” as this will help ensure that everyone remains on schedule and adjustments can be made where required. The project timeline must constantly be review to ensure these adjustments are documented. This should also help to determine if deadline should be moved. Project teams should also be encouraged to meet deadlines and praised if they do. The last is the evaluation, as this will determine the effectiveness of the implementation and can help to identify learning points. These steps cannot be done in isolation as the success of the project depends on the effective implementation of all eight steps. The evaluating phase will be discusses in more detail in the next section.

Which one is seen as part of the define step

  • Project team selection
  • Reviewing