Components of a Project Plan
This article details the high level project plan and the components of the same. A project is a success if it meets the objectives of time, cost, technical and business. Project objectives are defined in the preliminary project scope statement. As mentioned above, a project is deemed complete if the project objectives have been met. The objectives should be clear and achievable.
The objectives for this project have been summarized as:
Work Breakdown Structure
The above chart is a representation of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the project. It represents a high to medium level summary and it can be refined further. The WBS has been summarized in the organization chart keeping in mind some factors like:
|Team member 1||Team member 2||Team member 3|
P - Primary responsibility
S - Secondary responsibility
This chart cross references the WBS created for the project. Each of the work packages created in the WBS is allocated to each of the team members with primary and secondary responsibilities assigned accordingly.
The project plan consists of the above details as well as the WBS and the responsibility matrix. A detailed project plan needs more elaboration and is a separate activity altogether.
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