New paradigms for project plans
Project plans can provide a project team with a structured approach to performing their responsibilities. But plans can also prevent teams--because of aggressive schedules, unrealistically low budgets, and overly optimistic expectations--from actually accomplishing substantial results. This article outlines seven techniques that can help project managers develop project plans that enable their teams to effectively meet a client's requirements. In doing so, it explains how each technique can help project managers and project teams perform better and how these techniques can help project managers accomplish the value-generating results their organizations need and their clients expect.