Chapter 12. Planning for Success

Key Concepts

Build a comprehensive project plan

Establish key checkpoints and monitor their achievement

Plan for contingencies

Focus the plan on delivering and demonstrating success early

It is well known that for any project to be successful, it is essential to prepare and follow a sufficiently detailed project plan. This holds particularly true for a large project that involves many different departments, such as the creation of a multisite commerce platform.

Throughout the life of the project, the plan is used in many different ways. Initially when the plan is prepared, it is the basis of the project’s approval. The project plan contains information about the anticipated costs and resource requirements ...

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