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What are the steps to create a project plan?

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What are the steps that a project manager should do to create the project plan? Please list them in sequence and list the dependencies (if any).
asked 8 years ago by anonymous

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- Talk to the project sponsor and the client to inform yourself about the project purpose, the objectives, and the success criteria
- First gather all the necessary the requirements for the project. Make sure you know what the deliverables are.
- Talk to your project sponsor, your client, and your stakeholders to know when do they want the project to begin and by when should it end.
- Know your organization's structure
- Know the all the risks and issues that may affect the project
- Talk to functional managers about the availability of resources
- Develop the project plan based on all the information you have gathered from the above. The project plan includes:

An excellent template of the project plan can be found here: http://www.projectinitiation.com/process_assets/Project%20Management%20Plan%20Template.doc (word document)
answered 8 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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