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Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals by Richard Murch

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Chapter 6. Project Planning Phase

Project Planning Phase

Purpose

The purpose of the Project Planning Phase is to identify information technology requirements stemming from business objectives. An action plan or work breakdown structure (WBS) is then developed to define specific projects to achieve the identified information technology goals. In this phase, the development approach, benefits, and a reasonable estimate of the development costs of the conceptual design are determined. The process map above depicts the activities required to complete the Project Planning Phase.

Objectives

The key activities for the planning phase are as follows:

  • Project Initiation—Plan for the ...

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