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The Project Plan, and the Process to Get There

Cinda Voegtli
Presented by Cinda Voegtli, founder and CEO of
MP3 download
29mb .zip
1.25 PDU (Category A)

Project Plans as a Thinking Tool
So you need to plan a project. What does that really mean? In spite of what many people think, a project plan is far more than just a schedule, and certainly far less than a book. Above all, project plans are — or should be — a thinking tool to help you and your team get started well.

This course by ProjectConnections CEO Cinda Voegtli walks you through what's included in a useful project plan (and what isn't) and explains how to get the most out of this critical project management document. Drawing on her extensive experience, Cinda also illustrates how the process — and the plan document — may vary for different kinds or sizes of projects, and why that is not only acceptable, but recommended.

Find out how to transform your project plans from required due diligence into effective tools for team management.

  • When you've finished this course…
    • You'll be able to explain the difference between a project plan and a schedule
    • You'll know the steps to take to create a useful project plan
    • You'll know what information should be in your project plan (beyond cost and scheduling)
    • You'll understand what variations may be important to creating a useful plan for your project

  • Included in this download:
    • Course recording by Cinda Voegtli of
    • A guideline and document outline and illustrating effective project planning
    • Several project plan variations, to demonstrate the wide variety of acceptable techniques
    • A complete course transcript
    • A quiz with instructions for receiving 1.25 Category-3 PDUs upon completing the course

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