A work plan articulates and outlines the steps needed to achieve the goals and objectives of a project.
To set you up for success, a work plan should be ‘SMART’, which is an effective methodology which incorporates 5 characteristics of a goal to make it: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based.
A work plan should be organised in Work Packages, weaving in tasks, milestones, deliverables, resources, budgetary requirements, dependencies and backed with a timeline known as a GANTT chart.
For a 12-18 month project, we recommend 5-6 work packages (including a project management work package). An effective work plan should: Establish a clear roadmap for the project; Ensure buy-in from key stakeholders; and help to manage expectations on both the stakeholder level as well as on the managerial and team member level.
The approach to build a successful project work plan needs:
As always, if you need help get in touch with our team. We have years of experience in crafting work plans for winning grant applications. Send us an enquiry or give us a call to see how we can support you.