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12 points to take into account when planning a project (part 3 of 3)



We have reached the end of our count of points to plan your projects. If you missed our previous post, you can check it in the following link.


9. Categorize or code the activities.


As we mentioned in the first part of this post, "delegate responsibilities" will allow you to manage not only the activities but their execution time. Categorizing activities makes a project plan easier to interpret. For example, you can categorize each activity according to the department responsible for the activity, the location where the activity is taking place, the risk related to the activity, or the person who will be working on the activity.


10. Define how often the work plan will be updated.


Decide how often the project plan will be updated and ensure that all team members are aware of when their progress information should be submitted. Organize regular update meetings with the team so that you can inform them of any changes to the plan and show them how the entire project is progressing.

11. Create a copy of the original plan.


As with any job, make a copy of the original project plan. As the project progresses, you can compare the actual plan against the original and note the variations. If your project undergoes significant changes, you can reset it to keep track of exactly what changed and when.


12. Keep in mind that the plan may change.


Planning a project can be time consuming, but remember that the more precise the original plan, the more likely the project is to meet its objectives with the minimum amount of changes to the plan.


Ordinarily, however precise the initial plan may be, everything may go as planned. When the project gets underway, you may find that you forgot to include certain elements in the plan; unexpected events arising that delay your progress.


No one can make accurate predictions all the time; every project has a certain degree of uncertainty. To keep your project on track, you need to update it regularly to account for changes as they occur.


We hope that these points will be of great help to you and help you in the planning process of your project.


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