Why Is Project Planning Important?

Project Planning is important for several reasons:

  • There’s no way any project can be sold to stakeholders (including upper management and clients) without a project plan in place. Consider the project plan as a contract between you (the Project Manager), the stakeholders, and the team members.
  • A well mapped project plan can make the project much smoother, can minimize project risks, and minimize conflicts.
  • Without a project plan, how do can you know where to go next?
  • Without a project plan, how can your team know what to do next?
  • Should you, the Project Manager, decide to quit/move to another project, then the project plan will be a very helpful document for your successor to gain a good overview on the project.
  • Remember the old saying, failing to plan is planning to fail!

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