Planning - Process
The planning process is a straight forward exercise that should be used for all projects regardless of their size. Smaller projects may skip some of the steps. Larger projects may add additional steps. Use this guide as a base for creating a consistant project planning process for your organization.

DefineThe amount of detail is usually detemined by the size and importance of the project.
  • Name and describe the project
  • Identify all stakeholders
  • Define scope/objectives/goals
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Requirements analysis
  • Approvals and funding
Schedule
  • Task scheduling
  • Resource planning
Budget
  • Costs for labor and material
Tools
  • Productivity software to create planning deliverables.
  • Project Management Software - for scheduling, resource planning and budgeting.