In steps to the project plan st step Define your project Whether you are developing a new app or planning a new location always define at the beginning of a project what exactly you want to achieve. However simply writing I want to open a pizzeria is not enough. There are six key elements to a project definition Goals. What you want to achieve with this project both externally profits market share customer satisfaction and internally improved infrastructure streamlined processes employee retention. Define your goals using the SMART formula SMART stands for specific measurable attractive realistic and timely .
No matter how carefully you plan changes will come your way throughout the project. Rather than listing everything that goes with the project it might be easier to identify what is definitely out of scope. It should also be specified who approves or rejects any changes. Success Criteria. What criteria are used to determine whether a Specific Database project is a success or a failure Use your goals to answer this question. The following criteria are often mentioned here Are projects delivered on time Is the budget being met Does the finished product meet the desired quality Has a specific business issue been resolved Deliverable results. List any key deliverables for your project.
Examples are a working app for the company a smoothly running pizzeria or a new salary payment system for the employees. This listing should be as detailed as possible. Requirements. Record what you need resources staff budget time to achieve the project goals. Include all key stakeholders in your deliberations to make sure you don't forget anything. Time schedule. Use a work breakdown structure to determine what needs to be delivered and when and plan a baseline schedule milestones and deadlines based on that. Step Identify risks assumptions and limitations Identifying potential pitfalls and setbacks before they happen helps you have solutions in place when they happen.