For a nuclear project of any kind to succeed, it must satisfy requirements of its client specification, comply with all regulatory constraints, be completed on time and within budget, and much more. The activity which draws all of these, often competing, factors together is project planning. It sets the framework within which a project’s work, cost and organizational structure are all integrated, and maintains control of their evolution throughout the whole project lifecycle. This chapter describes these activities and also shows how they are integrated with the all-important themes of risk management and programming, which crisscross every project activity. To put this initial discussion into context, the chapter ...
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