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Organizations should establish appropriate project planning
standards. The standards should require management to develop
project plans that are detailed in proportion to a project's
characteristics and risks. Management should develop well-defined
plans for all projects.
Project plans should describe existing system benefits and
weaknesses, explain project goals, and identify user, information,
system, and network requirements. Such explanations and
descriptions enhance team members' abilities to understand project
objectives and develop systems that meet organizational needs.
Project plans should identify quality assurance procedures; risk
management procedures, including security features which will be
needed; testing procedures; and documentation procedures.
Additionally, project plans should detail cost, staffing, resource,
and training requirements.