Ch 3: Planning a Project

About This Chapter

This chapter will teach you about planning for resource management, procurement, acceptance, and other variables in project management. These lessons are perfect for studying on your schedule.

Planning a Project - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Our expert instructors can help you learn about the steps of project planning, project scope, work breakdown structures, kickoff meetings. In addition, we'll take a look at making plans for all facets of a project: resource management, work breakdown, procurement, and more. Lesson instructors are available to answer your questions through the system interface, and the structure of each lesson has been optimized to enhance your learning experience. When you have finished these lessons you should be able to:

  • Provide examples of the work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Describe the importance of a project resource management plan
  • Explain and create a quality plan
  • Define how possible risks may impact a project
  • Understand and create an acceptance plan
  • Utilize a project management communications plan

Video Objective
Phase Reviews in Project Management Detail the processes involved with phase reviews as they relate to project management.
Key Steps in Planning a Project Explain the process of creating the roadmap for a successful project.
Project Scope Statement: Definition & Components Develop strategies on creating a scope statement and why it is needed.
Project Resource Management Plan: Definition & Importance Calculate how to stay on budget with a resource management plan.
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Example & Definition Illustrate the wonders of the work breakdown structure tool.
Creating a Quality Plan for a Project Evaluate the parts of, and reasons for, the quality plan.
Risk Planning for Project Management Illustrate the need to define possible risks and the elements of a mitigation plan.
Acceptance Planning in Project Management Explain the elements of an acceptance plan and why you need one.
Procurement Planning for Project Management Create a procurement plan and illustrate the reasons why it is necessary.
Project Management Communication Plan: Definition & Example Devise a plan for effective communication.
Kickoff Meeting in Project Management: Purpose & Agenda Plan the whys and hows of the kickoff meeting and who should attend.

12 Lessons in Chapter 3: Planning a Project
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Key Steps in Planning a Project

1. Key Steps in Planning a Project

This lesson identifies the steps involved in planning a project. Each step will lay out what needs to be done before moving on to the next step. After going through the steps, you should be able to create a project plan for any project.

Project Scope Statement: Definition & Components

2. Project Scope Statement: Definition & Components

As a project moves from the initiating process to the planning process, one of the key priorities is to develop a clear and detailed project scope statement. In this lesson, you will learn what should be included in a scope statement.

Project Resource Management Plan: Definition & Importance

3. Project Resource Management Plan: Definition & Importance

In this lesson, you'll learn how to define a project resource management plan, discover the steps required to create a resource management plan, and explore why it's an important tool for the project manager.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Example & Definition

4. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Example & Definition

In this lesson, we'll briefly define and explore the dynamics of the work breakdown structure, or WBS. We'll show examples and explain potential gains from utilizing this great tool.

Planning for Project Dependencies & Contingencies

5. Planning for Project Dependencies & Contingencies

In most projects, there are several tasks that cannot be started or completed without other tasks being started, in-progress, or complete. This lesson will explore a project manager's options for dealing with these tasks.

Phase Reviews in Project Management

6. Phase Reviews in Project Management

In this lesson, you'll learn what a project phase review is used for, why it's important, and when it's created. Additionally, you'll learn how the project phase review is used to keep the sponsor current on the status of deliverables and whether the project is meeting its objectives.

Creating a Quality Plan for a Project

7. Creating a Quality Plan for a Project

This lesson offers step-by-step information on how to create a project quality plan. After watching this lesson, you will be able to create your own quality plan and further ensure the success of your project!

Risk Planning for Project Management

8. Risk Planning for Project Management

In this lesson, we will learn about risk planning as a critical component of project management. The lesson covers various types of risks, the steps in the risk planning process and the role risk management plays in projects.

Acceptance Planning in Project Management

9. Acceptance Planning in Project Management

In this lesson, you'll explore the components of an acceptance plan and discover why it is an important element in the planning process. You'll also learn how to create an acceptance plan for a given project.

Procurement Planning for Project Management

10. Procurement Planning for Project Management

The lesson defines the term procurement planning and describes how it relates to project management. It also explores the elements of procurement planning and the procurement process.

Project Management Communication Plan: Definition & Example

11. Project Management Communication Plan: Definition & Example

Everybody needs to talk to somebody at some time, but are we communicating effectively? That's where a project management communications plan comes in, as it helps you plan what information you need to relay to the people who need it.

Kickoff Meeting in Project Management: Purpose & Agenda

12. Kickoff Meeting in Project Management: Purpose & Agenda

Learn about a meeting that can help you perform a successful project - the kick-off meeting. Discover its purpose, the importance of an agenda and some tips you can use to conduct an effective meeting.

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