Project Management for Admins - Session 2 | Product
Session 2: Project Planning for Success
The Planning phase is the longest phase of the project lifecycle, with good reason. If a project is not thoroughly planned, this will result in additional risks, surprises, rework, poor quality, and most likely a failed project.
The Planning phase is particularly important because we dive into the details of the project as a team to determine what work needs to be completed, when the work needs to be completed, and by whom. We also develop a communication plan for the project activities, as well as the quality of the project deliverable, potential risks, and the needs of the stakeholders.
- How to effectively plan, and sequence, the work efforts associated with the project.
- Identification and documentation of the best communication methods that will be the most meaningful for the project and the key stakeholders.
- Discuss the identified risks and determine the most effective response should those risks arise.
- Establish the quality criteria for the project deliverable and determine the measures associated with those criteria.
- Determine the best approach to managing the changes that will be introduced by the project deliverable and how best to prepare the stakeholders for those changes.