This is the ONLY guide you need to understand project planning. Learn to plan for quality and prepare and predict for difficulties.
In this article, we show you how to write a project plan. But first we intend to dispel any myths about the project plan and project planning.
Then we show you how to plan for quality and how to be prepared for difficulties that will inevitably arise when managing change.
This article is a complete guide grounded in project management practice and experience.
Since this guide covers a lot of ground and is a long read, you may want to check out the table of contents for some quick jumping around.
How to Write a Project Plan
Many people get hung up on project planning. Some say they don’t have the time to prepare one. Others think they are unnecessary. They assume the project plan is a complex document; one that accounts for every minute of every day.
In this article, we aim to dispel these myths. We will show you that project planning is an essential project management discipline that results in some really useful documents; documents that will help the project manager to achieve their goals.
plan vb. to make plans; to have in mind as a purpose; intend
Project planning helps us form the basis of understanding. In other words, planning is an aid to predict and prepare for difficulties, and to identify what needs to be done to succeed in our endeavours.
What’s more, project planning helps us to answer a variety of questions with confidence. For instance: