7.4.11 Reviewing the Project Planning Phase

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This subchapter presents a summary Checklist that can be used for reviewing the activities of the Planning Phase in order to ensure that all requirements of the phase are met.

 

Checklist 7-2: Reviewing the Project Planning Phase

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Critical Questions

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Development of Activities Schedule

 

 

 

1.

Have the major project deliverables been subdivided into smaller more manageable components?

 

 

 

2.

Have the activities needed to produce the project deliverables been identified?

 

 

 

3.

Have the activities sequence, dependencies and constraints been determined?

 

 

 

4.

Has the duration of each activity/ task been estimated?

 

 

 

5.

Have the start up and completion dates of each activity/ task been defined?

 

 

 

6.

Has the baseline Activities Schedule been developed?

 

 

 

7.

Has the critical path been identified?

 

 

 

Development of Resource Plan

 

 

 

8.

Have the types of the resources required in order to perform project activities and tasks been identified and quantified?

 

 

 

9.

Have the exact time and the duration that each resource will be utilised, been estimated?

 

 

 

10.

Has the baseline Resource Schedule been developed?

 

 

 

11.

Have the resources been assigned to specific activities/ tasks of the project?

 

 

 

Development of Cost Plan

 

 

 

12.

Have all the types of costs expected to be incurred in the project been identified?

 

 

 

13.

Have the costs expected to be incurred been estimated?

 

 

 

14.

Is there an estimation on when each cost is expected to be incurred?

 

 

 

15.

Has the baseline cost schedule been developed?

 

 

 

16.

Has the cost of undertaking each activity/ task laid down in the Activities Schedule been estimated?

 

 

 

Development of Quality Plan

 

 

 

17.

Have the quality targets to be achieved by each deliverable been defined?

 

 

 

18.

Have the quality assurance and quality control processes to be employed during the implementation of the project been established?

 

 

 

19.

Have quality assurance roles been assigned to project team members?

 

 

 

20.

Has the Quality Plan been compiled?

 

 

 

Development of Issue Management Plan

 

 

 

21.

Has the process to be used for issue management been defined?

 

 

 

22.

Have the documents to be used for raising and registering an issue been designed?

 

 

 

23.

Have the roles and responsibilities that will be involved in the issue management process been defined?

 

 

 

Development of Change Management Plan

 

 

 

24.

Has the process to be used for change management been defined?

 

 

 

25.

Has the form to be used for requesting a change been designed?

 

 

 

26.

Have the roles and responsibilities that will be involved in the change management process been defined?

 

 

 

Development of Risk Plan

 

 

 

27.

Have potential risks affecting the project been identified?

 

 

 

28.

Have the characteristics of the identified risks been documented in the Risks Log?

 

 

 

29.

Have the identified risks been evaluated in terms of the likelihood of their occurrence and the magnitude of their impact?

 

 

 

30.

Have preventive and contingency actions for each possible risk been defined?

 

 

 

31.

Has the process to be used for risk management been defined?

 

 

 

32.

Have the responsibilities of risk identification, evaluation and mitigation been assigned to project team members?

 

 

 

Development of Acceptance Plan

 

 

 

33.

Have the criteria and standards for the acceptance of the project deliverables been established?

 

 

 

34.

Has the process of performing acceptance tests been defined and documented?

 

 

 

35.

Has the responsibility of performing the acceptance tests been assigned to certain project team members?

 

 

 

Establishing Performance Indicators

 

 

 

36.

Have performance indicators been established for evaluating the progress and the achieved benefits of the project?

 

 

 

37.

Has the process for measuring performance indicators been defined?

 

 

 

Development of Communication Plan

 

 

 

38.

Have the stakeholders requiring regular information about the project been identified?

 

 

 

39.

Have the communication needs of the identified stakeholders been determined?

 

 

 

40.

Has the Communication strategy been developed?

 

 

 

41.

Has the Communication Plan/ matrix been completed?

 

 

 

42.

Have the Performance Reporting procedures (i.e. Progress & Status Reporting) been planned?

 

 

 

 

 

 


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