Why do we create projects

Creating a project plan: This is how you lay the foundation for your project's success

Preparing a project plan in advance is recommended for projects of almost any size. Because when creating a project plan, you automatically deal with the question of how you can achieve the project goal as risk-free as possible in the shortest possible time and with as few resources as possible. In addition, you anticipate possible problems and come up with possible solutions during the planning phase. This enables you to react quickly if problems actually arise during implementation.

The document can also be the Information from customers and project partners serve. They receive an overview of the individual work steps through a written plan and can check whether the plan also takes all their wishes into account. If this is not the case, you can still adjust the planning in good time before the actual project implementation has started.

As a rule, a project plan is approved in advance by the project partners and thus serves as a binding one Basis for the further procedure. Accordingly, it must be created at the beginning of the planning phase.

The written plan also serves as a work tool for the project manager, which helps him not to lose focus during the project and to meet deadlines and budgets.

The plan should be detailed enough that the project manager could, with this document, easily hand over his work to a new project manager. In order for this to be able to get a quick overview, it must not be jam-packed with too much secondary information. The rule of thumb is: As detailed as necessary, as briefly as possible.