8 Drawing up the implementation plan
Once the detailed planning and risk assessments have been carried out, you are ready to assemble your implementation plan. A typical implementation plan, including diagrams and charts where appropriate, will contain:
a description of the background to the project;
its goals and objectives in terms of intended outputs and/or outcomes;
the resource implications (budget, personnel – including any training requirements – and facilities);
the project schedule;
how action will be taken and by whom;
a description of how the project will be managed;
the reporting and review arrangements;
the evaluation plan – how success will be measured;
the risks and contingency plans.
The project plan should also include an executive summary, providing the basic information and main goals and objectives in a few paragraphs.