Project Planning Standards

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.


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