I first read Robert Buttrick’s excellent book The Project Workout* when it was published in the late 1990s. This book — a UK best-seller — is an essential read for project management professionals and business leaders who intend to carry out beneficial change in their organisation.
It introduces a simple yet effective project management process framework.
The responsibility assignment matrix or RACI matrix is a useful project planning tool. Yet we often see it used incorrectly.
Let’s keep things simple and offer a concise RACI matrix definition … that makes it clear who does what.
Inevitably it turned into a discussion about the merits of product-based planning over other techniques and a debate about top-down planning.
In this article we show you how to write a project plan. But first we intend to dispel any myths about the project plan and project planning.
Then we show you how to plan for quality and how to be prepared for difficulties that will inevitably arise when managing change.