Technology and work environments may have changed radically, but if you’re a project manager, you face the same basic tasks and questions as your predecessors a generation ago: defining the project’s purpose and phases, predicting resource needs, accurately estimating time and costs, winning client buy-in, and keeping the team working together and on track. On his blog The Digital Project Manager, Ben Aston argues for good old-fashioned project planning as an essential tool for project management, even in today’s agile IT development environments. Aston gives the whys and wherefores of project planning and lists 10 steps to doing it well.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why project planning remains essential in today’s agile work environments,
- How project plans benefit managers, clients and teams, and
- What 10 steps lead to a complete project plan.
About the Author
Ben Aston is a digital project manager with 10 years’ experience working with digital agencies in London.