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|Purpose||A PRINCE2 Plan template provides a statement of how and when objectives are to be achieved, by showing the major products, activities and resources required for the scope of the plan. In PRINCE2, there are three levels of plan: project, stage and team. Team Plans are optional and may not need to follow the same composition as a Project Plan or Stage Plan.
An Exception Plan is created at the same level as the plan that it is replacing.
A Project Plan provides the Business Case with planned costs, and it identifies the management stages and other major control points. It is used by the Project Board as a baseline against which to monitor project progress.
Stage Plans cover the products, resources, activities and controls specific to the stage and are used as a baseline against which to monitor stage progress.
Team Plans (if used) could comprise just a schedule appended to the Work Package(s) assigned to the Team Manager.
A plan should cover not just the activities to create products but also the activities to manage product creation – including activities for assurance, quality management, risk management, configuration management, communication and any other project controls required.
|Contents||The PRINCE2 Plan Template should cover the following topics
|Advice||The PRINCE2 Plan Template is derived from the Project Brief, Quality Management Strategy (for quality management activities to be included in the plan), Risk Management Strategy (for risk management activities to be included in the plan), Communication Management Strategy (for communication management activities to be included in the plan), Configuration Management Strategy (for configuration management activities to be included in the plan), Resource availability, and Registers and logs.
The PRINCE2 Plan Template can take a number of formats including: A stand-alone document or a section of the Project Initiation Documentation; Document, spreadsheet, presentation slides or mindmap; Entry in a project management tool.
The following quality criteria should be observed:
|Plan Description||(Covering a brief description of what the plan encompasses (i.e. project, stage, team, exception) and the planning approach)|
|Plan Prerequisites||(Containing any fundamental aspects that must be in place, and remain in place, for the plan to succeed)|
|External Dependencies||(That may influence the plan)|
|Planning Assumptions||(Upon which the plan is based)|
|Lessons Incorporated||(Details of relevant lessons from previous similar projects, which have been reviewed and accommodated within this plan)|
|Monitoring and Control||(Details of how the plan will be monitored and controlled)|
|Budgets||(Details of how the plan will be monitored and controlled)|
|Tolerances||(Time, cost and scope tolerances for the level of plan (which may also include more specific stage- or team-level risk tolerances))|
|Product Descriptions||(Covering the products within the scope of the plan (for the Project Plan this will include the project’s product; for the Stage Plan this will be the stage products; and for a Team Plan this should be a reference to the Work Package assigned). Quality tolerances will be defined in each Product Description)|
|Schedule||(Covering the products within the scope of the plan (for the Project Plan this will include the project’s product; for the Stage Plan this will be the stage products; and for a Team Plan this should be a reference to the Work Package assigned). Quality tolerances will be defined in each Product Description)
This may include or reference graphical representations of the following:
The Schedule may also be in the form of a Product Checklist as shown below:
|Product Identifier||Product Title||Product Description approved||Draft Ready||Final Quality Check completed||Approved||Handed Over (if applicable)|