QNPM Framework Plan


In the Plan Phase, your project is proposed in more detail, and you outline a clear approach for executing the project.

Your key activities are to:

  • Thoroughly plan the project activities, schedule, and resource requirements; and
  • Provide more detailed information to senior management for discussion and approval.

Deliverables in this phase build on the Project Definition Document and Business Case from the Define Phase.

A Project Plan will outline what work a project will do and how it will be executed, including timeline and budget information. Typically, a detailed Schedule and Budget are provided as appendices to the Project Plan.

Once the Project Plan, Schedule, and Budget are approved, you move from the Plan Phase to the Implement Phase.

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Key Deliverables​

When you complete the deliverables in the Plan Phase, you answer the following key questions:
  • What activities and deliverables will be completed?
  • How long will the project take?
  • Who will do what?
  • What will the project cost?
  • How will risks and issues be managed?

​​Project Plan Template

Project Schedule Template

​Key Resources

These job aids will help you complete project management deliverables in this phase. See the Resources section for other materials that may be useful.