This chapter covers:

the role of planning in effective project management

different types of plan

product-based planning

prioritization, estimation and scheduling

PRINCE2’s requirements for the plans theme

guidance for effective planning


9 Plans

9.1 The plans theme


Key message

The purpose of the plans theme is to facilitate communication and control by defining the means of delivering the products (the where and how, by whom, and estimating the when and how much).

9.1.1 Plans to enable control

Plans provide the backbone of the management information required for any project; without a plan there can be no control.

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