Simple projects might be completed in two or three* stages:
However, the above model misses out on two, rather important planning stages, pre-project and project review.
PERFORMWORK will automatically create the following five blank planning templates for each new project.
The planning templates are entirely optional, use the ones that are appropriate to your project.
If required, you can edit the default titles given to the stages to match those used within your organisation.
If you do not require a stage simply leave the details and dates blank and that stage will not appear in reports.
Where there is a degree of complexity, risk or high cost, it might be prudent or even necessary to break down the Build plan into a series of stages. With each one having to be successfully completed before the next one is started.
For example, constructing a building could start with:
This makes it easier for the project manager to focus on and monitor the project by reducing the scope of what work is being done and therefore being managed, at any instant in time.
By having less to manage will give the project manager more time to resolve any issues.
Also, any impact an issue has on the whole project will initially be contained within that stage, giving more time to make adjustments to any subsequent plans that may become affected by the issue.
PERFORMWORK enables you to add as many additional planning stages as is felt necessary for the successful and efficient completion of the project.
Careful consideration needs to be given to any risks involved when planning each stage.
In PERFORMWORK risks are not linked to a specific stage but either to the overall project (in the business case) or to a specific feature.
Feature related risks are brought through into the work packages so that those responsible for delivering an individual work package are made aware of any associated risks.