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What is a Project Plan?

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Very often when this question is asked, a project manager will show their project schedule in the format of a gantt chart with a list of tasks and milestones.  This is in fact the project schedule which is an essential part of the project plan, but a project plan should contain more information.

Below is a list of some of what you should expect to see in a project plan in addition to a project schedule:

 Overview of the project

  1. What do you want the project to achieve?
  2. What are the key deliverables of the project?
  3. What is the scope (in and out of scope) of the project?
  4. What resources are required for the project?
  5. What are the known risks and issues related to the project?
  6. What are the costs and benefits of the project?
  7. What are the project dependencies?
  8. What is the project approach?
  9. How will the project be implemented?
  10. How will success be measured?
  11. What is the change control process?
  12. What is the project governance?


What can Olas do to help?

At Olas, we have dedicated project managers with many years of experience in project and programme management across many different industries and sectors. We can help build a project plan that will work for you.

Why not give us a call to discuss your needs and where we can help.

Contact Martina Garvey on 01 2790020 or email martina.garvey@olas.ie 

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