Development Cooperation Handbook/Designing and Managing Projects/Project Planning Tools

Tools for Project Origination


Project origination: when someone has an idea and proposes a project that can help to achieve the objectives of a programme; more in ⇒ Project origination

  Template for Project business case
  Template for List of all proposed solutions
  Checklist for approval of Project Business Case
  Template for Decision on allocating organizational resources for developing a project plan

Tools for Project Initiation


Project initiation stage: when the project idea is discussed with other stakeholders like partners, sponsors, beneficiaries, and decisions are taken with regard to the number, the nature and the quality of the project outputs. more in ⇒ Project initiation stage

  Project Initiation Kick-off Meeting Agenda
  Project Stakeholder Analysis Template
  Scheme of the logical correspondence among identified problems, proposed solutions, expected outcomes and contractual outputs of a project
  The Scope Statement Template
  Guideline: How to write a scope statement
  Project Snapshot
  Checklist for the Internal approval of the project

Tools for Project Detailed planning


Detailed Planning or design stage comprises all the activities required in order to make sure that there is a consensus amongst all stakeholders about project activities and methodologies and there are adequate resources allocated to the project activities. More in ⇒ Detailed Planning

  Template for Project stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities
  Project Stakeholder Responsibility Matrix
  Template: Project Management plan
  Template: Risk Management Plan
  Template: Project team training plan
  Template: Project Communication Plan
  Action plan
  Project Resource Sheet
  Human Resource Plan
  Action Plan with Resource Usage
  Communication Plan
  Logical Framework
  The project Plan Document
  Guideline: How to prepare a detailed project plan document

Evaluation of the Project Plan


  Project Decision Process Checklist
  Project Planning Process Report
  Project Plan Evaluation Checklist
  Worksheet for Project Auditing and Review