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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 13PROJECT PLANNING

“Amid a multitude of projects, no plan is devised.”

PUBLILIUS SYRUS, CIRCA 42 B.C.

13.1 INTRODUCTION

The most important responsibility of the project team is to develop the project plan in consort with other supportive stakeholders. Project planning is reflective thinking about the project’s future in relationship to its present role in the design and execution of enterprise strategies. The project plan must be harmonious with the strategic plan of the enterprise, the functional plans, and, where appropriate, with the plans of the relevant stakeholders. If adequate project plans are developed, then an important standard for monitoring, evaluating, and controlling the application of project resources is available. ...

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