Planning a project
Planning a project

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Planning a project

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.

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