Best practices in development and communication of project plans.

To understand the concept of development and communication of project plans, we can use an everyday event in the kitchen. Ask your mother or wife to explain the steps she is going through when baking a cake.  If you closely pay  attention, you will be able to identify all the planning steps, objectives and deadlines in that baking process. Want to try it out?

Define project objectives and deadlines.

Which of the following statements regarding "objective" can be said as to be correct?

  • An objective is a collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim.
  • An objective is a thing aimed at or sought.
  • An objective is a collaborative timeline that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim. .
  • An objective is the deadline aimed at or sought.

Best practices in development and communication of project plans.

Define project objectives and deadlines

Project

It is something that we want to do, by doing it, we have to use a process and through that process we will achieve a certain result. A baker does not just throw everything together and the cake appears.  No, he has to follow a certain process. The baker needs to decide what cake he wants to bake. He needs to get all the ingredients together measuring them to the correct quantities. He needs to ensure that he has the correct size baking pans and that the oven is set at the correct temperature. After mixing all the ingredients together it has to bake at a certain temperature for a certain time.

It can be said that a project is an individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned to achieve a particular aim.

Objective

It is what I to achieve at the end of my project or process. What does the baker want to achieve? A perfectly baked cake of course. That is the end goal for the baker.

Therefore it can be said that an objective is a thing aimed at or sought.

Deadline

It is by when my project needs to be complete. What was the baker’s deadline?  The time by when he have to remove the baked cake form the oven.  That is the target time that the cake must be out.

Therefore it can be said that a deadline is the latest time or date by which something should be completed.