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Project Plan Sample Can Be Used As A Guide

August 1 2010

To set up a project plan sample as a guide, a project manager must first locate one in the archives at the company they are working for. While there are many on the internet, one from the business a person is employed at will already answer some important questions a generic one will not.

From this project plan sample, a manager can deduct the format and font the upper management and sponsors of a project are used to. This is especially beneficial information if it is the first project a manager is planning with a company. Finding out what the people who will be approving the plan will be expecting could be the key to getting your project plan approved.

Each company has a different set of priorities and approach when it comes to approving projects. Knowing what is considered more crucial by your company than other components is a helpful way of making sure that data is complete and what is expected is present.

When choosing a project plan sample this way, make sure the one chosen was approved. This way, you know your guide will send you down the right path so the possibility of approval can occur. If possible, find a project plan that was not approved. By observing the difference between the two, you can see what mistakes were made so you can avoid them with your submission.

Every project plan sample should have the basics in them including the scope of the project, the work breakdown structure, all of the different schedules, risk assessments, feasibility study, milestones identified, QA and QC procedures, goals, budget projection, objectives, how issues will be dealt with and exactly what the deliverable is, how it will benefit the company both in reputation and as a revenue stream, and the time table when it can be delivered.

Once you have the project plan sample fully analyzed and your project plan documented, review both again to make sure nothing was forgotten. This will give your project its best chances of success when presented to the approval board.