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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Assemble Your Data

The results of your project plan development may fail to support the project objective, even after your best efforts at managing constraints and plan optimization. When this happens, assemble factual data from your bottom-up planning process and prepare to negotiate project changes with your project sponsor. Include:

  • A high-level plan summary with a milestone project schedule

  • The work breakdown structure from scope definition

  • A Gantt chart or other schedule showing project timing

  • Resource and budget summaries from resource planning

  • One or more proposals for alternative projects

Build a case demonstrating that the initial project objective is infeasible using your planning data. Gaining agreement to necessary project changes requires ...

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