To have a successful project requires one to make proper planning before beginning of the project. There might be chances of shrinking budgets, change in expectations, etc. which might destroy your project plan.
Some of the ingredients needed for a successful plan are listed as under:
- Taking care of the stakeholder’s needs
The first thing to keep in mind is the needs and demands of the stakeholders of the project and to work accordingly.
- Project objectives and requirements
Try to understand the needs of the stakeholders and then prepare a plan to achieve those objectives. The features and the capacities of the stakeholders should be listed out.
- Project scope statement
The details of the project should be made out in a single page so that there are no chances of miscommunications.
- Dates estimated for deliveries
You should always know what amount of quantity you would need and by when you can complete your work. Keeping an estimated date is needed for a healthy start.
- Making of a detailed project schedule
Prepare a chart where you can mention all about the deliveries and when you can make it available to customers. The chart would help to follow your plan properly.
- Assessment of risk
The threats an hazards that are surrounding you should be assessed so that you can take corrective measures when you face them.
- Defining of the roles and responsibilities
Every person in the team should understand their work in an easy manner and they should know the role that they have to play in the team.
- Allocation of resources
All the raw materials and the estimated budget needed for them should be decided beforehand. Allocation of resources is an important task.
- QA Plan
There are certain processes, which you need to follow to get desired results. You should keep a list of the processes to know if the requirements of the project are as per the requirements of the customers.
The last ingredient is the most important one because you should know how to talk to the stakeholders so that you can catch their attention.
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