The key to project success Good planning The key to project success lies in planning to define the scope of the project, improve the objectives, and define the course of action required to achieve the objectives that the project has been implemented to achieve. You need to create a project plan which is your number one task for any project. Too often, project planning to start work has been neglected. Here many people fail to realize the value of a project plan to save time and money and avoid any problems or problems to come.
The key to project success is good planning
Project planning is especially important to the success of any project. You need to develop a detailed project plan for further processing.
Follow Good Practices: The project plan must always be signed off by the Steering Committee to achieve the following benefits.
Translates high-level business objectives into a detailed roadmap with tangible results.
To manage and provide detailed resource requirements.
Provide a realistic evaluation of the project’s time plan
Allows project costing to be further validated if required.
Identifies early issues such as tasks taking longer, delays in target dates, and team member productivity.
Always involve team members and not just management. Plan in iterations over several weeks with the consulting team members to get their experience with the plan. Take lessons from recent projects.
Avoid common mistakes: Working without a project plan or having the wrong project plan. The wrong project plan is worse without the project plan. Not only does the Steering Committee’s attractive-looking project plan show a warm and cozy feel.
Don’t lose sight of what the project is trying to achieve. Traditional project management techniques can encourage planning with an excessive focus on small tasks at the expense of overall goals. False evidence from previous projects with the insistence that the current project is implemented faster with the fever of the peoples. Also, commit or define project plans too early. Don’t get too religious-like 5 day projects don’t need a detailed project plan.
A good project plan, aggressively executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. The warning sign is when successive project milestones are missed, this is a sure sign that the project has failed.
Develop a project plan
To develop a project plan, you must define
1. Business case and goal statement for your project
2. Explain the project to key stakeholders and discuss the important components of the project and their purchase.
3. Create a plan to collect basic data if needed and clearly identify the assistance needed if any?
4. Define the scope of your project and get approval from stakeholders.
5. Define the project team such as sponsor, champion, subject matter experts, and team members.
6. Prepare a Gantt chart for important project timelines/milestones.
7. Have a kick-off meeting and get all the bodies in the same phase.
8. Finalize the major milestones in the project and set certain schedules for the same
9. Initiating Communication – It is very important to communicate the progress of the project plan at all times throughout the project. The appropriate rhythm must be set and followed.
Communicate in all cases even if no work has been done on the project in a certain period of time and the communication date has arrived, then also tell stakeholders that due to the following reasons no work has been done and this is the future plan.