Work Plan

The final step in project planning is writing out a work plan. A work plan is a summary of how you will complete the project and contains a list of personell working on the project and other necessary information. Here are some items that can be included in a work plan.

  • Description of how the project will be completed.
  • Identify mission and objectives.
  • Create step-by-step plan showing separate tasks and activities, the outcomes that lead to deliverables.
    • Estimate effort and duration of each task
  • Determine each person’s responsibilities in team.
  • Establish a project calendar—sequence and timing of activities.
  • Estimate a project budget.
    • Money
    • Time
    • Other resources
  • Summarize the deliverables (results) of the project.

Often the work plan is written as a proposal either attached to a memo (inside the company) or with a cover letter (outside the company). In this case the memo or cover letter will give a brief overview of the project, why it is necessary, etc. It would also include the completion date and contact information of the person to be contacted about the project.


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