B01 - Revise and refine the plans
This management activity belongs to the Monthly Initiation group. This group of activities are done in the beginning of each month to prepare us for a new monthly cycle.
Note: This is a draft of the second version of P3.express. Comments are welcome!
Conduct workshops to revise the high-level aspects of the plans, and add details for the parts related to the upcoming month. This impacts the Project Description, Deliverables Map, and Follow-Up Register.
If similar projects were done before, check their archives and use that information for making your plans more realistic.
The plans created in the project initiation activity group are high-level, and not enough for implementation. They need to be refined one month at a time, in this management activity. Regardless, any plan needs revising to match the realities of the project.
Consider the following to avoid some of the most common pitfalls in this management activity:
- User facilitation techniques to have an effective planning workshop.
- Don’t focus on detailing the upcoming month only, and make sure that the high-level plan for the whole project is updated as well.
- Don’t add too much detail to the plan, especially in the case of adaptive projects.
The following principles have a significant role in this management activity: