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Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Third Edition by Gregory M. Horine

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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

• Find out how to develop a project plan

• Discover 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, ...

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