Project Planning is an integral part of, and vital to, the success of a project. It entails establishing the total scope of the project and developing the course of action to enable the delivery of the project. This includes the development of a Project Management Plan and other supporting project documentation.
Project Planning functions involve the development of a Project Management Plan which is the result of planning processes in the following areas:
- Planning Scope Management and developing a Scope Management Plan;
- Collecting project requirements;
- Defining the Project Scope;
- Developing the Project Scope baseline;
- Developing the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS dictionary;
- Planning Schedule Management and developing a project Schedule Management Plan;
- Define and sequence activities, which includes developing activity lists, network diagrams etc.;
- Estimating activity duration’s and resources, which includes resource requirements, resource breakdown structures, duration estimates etc.;
- Development of the Project Schedule.
- Planning Cost Management and developing a Project Cost Management Plan;
- Cost estimation and budget determination.
- Key Functions | Quality Management
- Key Functions | Human Resource Management
- Key Functions | Communications Management
- Planning Quality Management and developing a project Quality Management Plan;
- Development of Quality Checklists and metrics.
Human Resource Management
- Planning Human Resource Management and Human Resource Plan;
- Development of Organizational Charts;
- Responsibility assignment matrices;
- Planning Communications Management and developing a project Communications Management Plan;
- Development of Project Incident Registers;
- Development of Project Decision Registers.
- Planning integrated change control processes, including development of request for change templates and change Control Registers;
- Planning reporting requirements such as progress reports, dashboards etc.
- Key Functions | Risk Management
- Key Functions | Procurement Management
- Key Functions | Stakeholder Management
- Planning Risk Management and developing a project Risk Management Plan;
- Developing project Risk Registers;
- Facilitating risk workshops and identification of risks for input into project risk register;
- Facilitation and performing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis;
- Incorporating risk responses.
- Planning Procurement Management and developing a Project Procurement and Contracting Management Plan.
- Developing a Project Procurement Operating Plan detailing individual project procurement packages, timelines, form of contracts etc.
- Identifying stakeholders;
- Stakeholder analyses;
- Planning Stakeholder Management and developing a project Stakeholder Management Plan;
- Developing Stakeholder Registers.
Professional and Competent Personnel
All of our project management consultants are either CAPM® or PMP® certified or are in the process of obtaining these certifications. We provide ongoing training to all of our consultants, and we believe in educating them in all disciplines of project management, and not just their specific discipline.