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Project Manager Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to PMP® Skills, Second Edition by Terri Wagner, Linda Kretz Zaval

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Phase 2

Planning Process

Planning a project can be as simple or elaborate as you make it. Some folks spend more time planning and creating forms and documents than they do managing the project. But no matter what, proper planning will decide the fate of your project.

Planning should not be done alone, although some project managers feel that they can create the project plan on their own. They have the technical expertise and feel they are professional practitioners and therefore do not need any help. This could be true. But even if you could do all of the project planning, it is simply wrong to do so! A team of one is not a team. When you encourage some of your stakeholders to participate in the planning process, you take the first step in developing ...

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