the project plan


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The nine elements required to prepare the project plan
1- General presentation:
It contains a short summary of the project objectives and its scope, and contains the formulation of the project objectives, a clear summary of its relationship to the goals of the facility, a description of the administrative structure used in the project and a list of the main milestones in project scheduling.
The general presentation is directed to the senior management.

2- Goals:
It contains a more detailed formulation of the general objectives mentioned in the overview section, and the formulation should include profit and competitive purposes in addition to technical objectives.

3- The general curriculum:
This section of the plan describes both the technical and managerial approaches to work, and the discussion describes the project's relationship to available technologies.

4- Contractual aspects:
This critical section of the plan includes a complete list and descriptions of all the requirements mentioned for the project, the resources provided by the client, the arrangements closely related to the project, advisory committees, project review and cancellation procedures, owner requirements, and any specific administrative agreements, as well as technical deliveries and their specifications, delivery schedule, and the special procedure By changing any of the above.

5- Tables:
This section plans the various schedules and lists of all the milestones events, and a time estimate must be obtained for each task, as well as who will perform them, and the main project scheduling is constructed from these inputs, and the responsible person or head of the department must sign the agreed final scheduling.

6- Resources:
There are two aspects to this section. The first aspect is the budget. Details of the capital and expenses are laid out according to the task, which represents the project budget, and separates the one-time costs from the recurring project costs, and the second aspect: Cost control guidance procedures must be described to cover the resource requirements for the project, such as : Special machines, test equipment, plant construction or use, supplies, annular facilities, and special materials.

7- Individuals:
This section should list the projected personnel requirements for the project, the types of training needed, possible recruitment problems, the company's legal or political restrictions on the workforce mixture, and any other requirements such as matters related to security. And determine the needs of individuals on the time scale in project scheduling.

8- Methods of evaluation:
Each project should be evaluated in ways that are prepared at the beginning of the project, and this section contains a brief description of the procedure that follows in guiding, collecting, storing, and evaluating the project history.

9 Potential problems:
Sometimes it is difficult to persuade planners to make a serious attempt to anticipate potential difficulties, and one or more catastrophes such as a subcontracting fault, technical failure, strike, bad weather and sudden progress in needed technology are required, critical sequences of tasks, narrow leisure times, limited resources, Complex coordination requirements, insufficient authority in some areas, new tasks, complex or unusual, and insufficient authority in some areas, the only uncertainty is that none of them will happen, but when will that happen.
This requires the plan to take account of it, because its occurrence and the project is ready for it to have more impact than if it were not taken into account.