In this assignment, you’ll build on your initial identification and then write a detailed plan that documents the implementation of your leadership project. Remember that we document our plan before we get to work on our project – it helps to identify all that’s required, to communicate with our team, and to track our progress. As we learn in MGMT 2000, a good project plan covers the following:
- Initial Identification – this is the information from the previous assignment. (definition, need, goals, metrics.)
- Scope – what are you going to do in this project? (remember our work from earlier this semester)
- Stakeholders – who is involved and receiving benefit from the actions in your project?
- Tasks – what exactly are the steps you need to take? What is the related timing? (remember this starts with Work Breakdown Structure.)
- Resources – what people, materials, facilities, funds, will you need for this project?
- Major Milestones – at what points will you “check” your work and assess your progress?
- Risks – what could go wrong, and how might you respond to it?
This information is written as a combination of a narrative in Word that describes the initial identification, scope, stakeholders and risks; and a Project or Excel file (saved as a PDF) that details tasks, resources, timelines, resources and major milestones.
You need to build as much detail as possible in this assignment. Good project plans are at least a few pages long, not including the actual MS Project file.