Chapter 5. Planning a Project

In this chapter

  • Understand the key principles of effective project planning

  • Learn the important questions that project planning should answer

  • Understand that a project plan is not a Microsoft Project file

  • Review the essential elements for a project plan

  • Learn how to develop a project plan

  • Learn how to avoid the common project planning mistakes

The journey continues…

As is true with defining a project, project planning is essential for project success. In defining a project, we ensure that we agree on what we will do and who will be involved. In planning a project, we focus on how the work will be done. This involves both how the deliverables will be developed and how the project will be managed. Thus, project planning involves ...

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