How to Create a Project Management Plan: A Simple Guide from AdminCore
Step 1: Discussion with team and stakeholders
Before you can create a project management plan, you need to first identify the goal of the project. What is it that you hope to achieve? Once you have a clear goal in mind, you can start to create a plan that will help you achieve it.
With a clear goal and a detailed plan, you’ll be well on your way to a successful project.
What to Consider before setting the priorities and goals :
- How will this affect your stakeholders?
- Involve the team in the planning process and meet them for feedback.
- Are there enough resources ? What else is needed?
- Possible risks projects can have?
- Figure out who is a stakeholder who will be involved. (customers and employees may also be stakeholders in this project)
Step 2: Identify the goals and objectives of the project
Before you dive into your goals, consider your priorities first. What is more important here?
The most important – set measurable goals!
Answer the following questions:
- What are you hoping to achieve here?
- How will you measure that?
- What’s considered a success?
In addition, there are a few different elements that you’ll need to include in your plan. First, you’ll need to identify the tasks that need to be completed in order to achieve your goal. Next, you’ll need to assign those tasks to team members and set deadlines. Finally, you’ll need to create a system for tracking progress and ensuring that the project stays on track.
Step 3: Start planning with AdminCore, a project management software.
Once, clear plan and objectives are set, we can start planning with project management software.
Below you can find a simple guide from AdminCore how to proceed.
> Add New project in the productivity module.
> Fill up all information
> Set up deadlines – which is confirmed with all project member
> Assign the member in project document
> Fill up Summary – insert all useful information that team members needs to know. It can be clear goals and objectives, important milestones, etc.
> Select Client – you can insert client information if they are involved in the project.
> Indicate the Budget
> Set the project status – you can modify it as project goes in the future.
> Upload the project’s files – It can be contracts, project detailed plan or map, Goals and objectives document with explanation, etc.
> Save and start monitoring.
> You can even create contracts within the project.
Step 4: Most important: Always monitor the progress!
Monitoring the project is the most important role for project manager. To have a successful project completion you should keep an eye on all task and milestones.
> Control the tasks completion and deadlines.