Friday 22 February 2019

Project Plan implementation steps – Examples & Template

Usually Implementation of project may contain steps are: Pre-project preparation, project planning, implementation, analysis, continual improvement and closure. But when you are talking for particular project plan implementation, you have to understand and need to following steps are:

After completing the first three implementation project team meetings, you’re ready to begin building your implementation plan document. Essentially, you accomplish this task by pulling together the documents you’ve created to this point in the process, as the following list describes including references to previous articles. These documents become your implementation plan.

After you get them in place, get everyone on the project to sign off on the package. With signatures in hand, you’re ready to hit the ground and get things rolling!

  1. Implementation Team's Roles: Implementation Team's Roles' Matrix, Team Meetings and Training
  2. Customer’s Technical Environment: Capacity Planning Worksheet
  3. Requirements: Requirements Document (RD), Gap Analysis
  4. Project Scope: Project Scope Document (PSD)
  5. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) & Resource estimates: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Assignments, & Cost Estimation Worksheet
  6. Change/Risk Management plan

Actually there are six major steps to success the project. Usually for each project, project implementation steps can be varying from other project. Hence, number of steps can be different.

 Process Steps

Here you can get the 6 major steps that will be helpful for the success of your project. So, let's see each steps with dept.:

Implementation Team's Roles

Implementation Project Team's Roles' Matrix

Technical Account








Project Team Meetings & Training

Scheduled date
Date Held
Implementation Project Kickoff

Implementation Project Plan Brainstorm Session

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

Joint Application Design sessions

Joint Application Development sessions

User training

Customer's Technical Environment

In preparing for your implementation development environment and for the rollout of your software at the customer site, you will conduct a thorough capacity-planning study. During this capacity-planning study, you evaluate the customer’s current technical environment so that you can make accurate recommendations for any hardware or software upgrades that the customer needs.
The below Capacity Planning Worksheet is provided to assist you in doing the capacity planning study. For details on the capacity planning study process, you can refer to the Defining the Customer's Environment section in previous articles.

Capacity Planning Worksheet

Configuration Parameter
Network bandwidth



Operating system

Database sizing

Systems integration/interfaces with other systems

Migration/integration path


Requirements Document

At the customer site the implementation team gathers your customer’s customization requirements, and their technical environment. Many of the tasks that you must face in gathering requirements for an implementation are the same as those you face while developing the software.
Gap Analysis

Gathering the customer’s customization requirements and then performing a gap analysis between the “plain-vanilla” software and any customizations that the customer wants.

Project Scope

Project Scope Document

The Project Scope Document (PSD) for the implementation team serves the same purpose as the PSD for your earlier development team. The only difference, of course, is the focus of these deliverables -- here you’re focused solely on a single implementation of your software for a specific customer. Your PSD will include your: Statement of Scope (SOS) (mission statement), project goals, assumptions, and constraints. For more information on the PSD, you can refer to previous article. You can use Template 3-4 Project Scope Document on the CD-ROM to create a PSD for your software project.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) & Resource Cost Estimates

WBS cost estimation worksheet sample example

Your third implementation team meeting is the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) meeting. Here is where you divide up the work to do (as the RD and the PSD define it) among your team members, estimate the task durations and costs. The worksheet below is designed to assist you in this process

Change/Risk Management Plan

Controlling the ever-creeping scope and other risks affecting your software project is one of the biggest challenges that you must face as a project manager. Although you go to great lengths to nail everything down by creating an elaborate Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that you organize along a critical path, your project is still subject to the inescapable monkey wrench of change.

You can refer to previous project management articles for complete details on creating the WBS and the critical path. Thus you need to devise some sort of change/risk-management (C/RM) plan for your project. A good C/RM plan encompasses the following four easily identifiable facets: identification, assessment, aversion, and monitoring. For more information, you can refer to previous articles.

Project Plan template

Project Plan template


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