Project planning

Project planning - 1 PROJECT PLANNING Everybodys Favorite...

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1 1 PROJECT PLANNING Everybody’s Favorite Activity by Jacob Z. Schanker 2 Why do a project plan? • Why do a block diagram? • Why do a schematic? • Why prepare a shopping list? • Who needs a bill of materials? Any other questions ?? 3 Top Ten Benefits of Planning • Provides a road map or course of action • Reduces uncertainty and ambiguity by clearly defining objectives and how they are to be achieved • By showing how tasks are related to goals (accomplishments), guidelines are developed for decision making 4 Benefits of Planning - 2 • The people participating in the planning process have a sense of ownership and commitment • Faster and smoother implementation and operating efficiency • Fosters communications by supplying people with necessary information to get the job done 5 Benefits of Planning - 3 • Responsibilities are defined “up-front” • People are more motivated when they know and understand what is expected of them • People are more motivated when their activities result in frequent and visible accomplishments 6 Benefits of Planning - 4 • A project plan enables progress to be monitored and quantified, and deviations (slippage, cost overrun) to be addressed and controlled (after Handbook of Engineering Management, John E. Ullmann, Editor, John Wiley & Sons)
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