There is lasting value in voicing a clear answer to the fundamental questions of what we’re going to do, why, and how, in a fashion that is tightly aligned with the organization’s mission and objectives.
Best Practice: It is essential that the team actively participate in the creation and feel a strong ownership of the project design and project plan.
Examples and Structures of Specific Deliverables:
The Planning Process Group (PMBOK) establishes the scope, refines the objectives, and defines the work required to accomplish project objectives. It is the only group that encompasses every Knowledge Area (other non-PMBOK examples also listed):
- Job Descriptions
- Project Scope Statement
- Requirements Collection
- Stakeholder Management Plan
- Communication Plan
- Procurement Plan
- Operational plans
- Implementation Plans