Plan your building project

The key to any project is planning.

We can help you put together a plan so that you always feel in control.

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Write your action plan

An action plan spells out what needs to be done, how it will be done, who will do it, and when they will do it.

Here’s one way to write an action plan:

Step one: decide at what point your project ends
Step two: work backwards and add steps along the way
Step four: create a timetable and find the links between the groups
Step five: say who is responsible for what
Step six: turn your timetable into a detailed action plan
Step seven: use and update your plan regularly

“Time spent planning is rarely wasted.”

Crossing the Threshold

Manage the risks to your project’s success

Think about the risks to your project that might come up:

  • How likely are they to happen? (low, medium, high)
  • What impact would they have if they did? (low, medium, high)
  • How can you reduce the risk of them happening?
  • And what will you do if they do happen?

Ask someone in your group to put together a risk register.

Now is the time to think about who will monitor the project on a day-today basis.

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Next steps

To make your vision become a reality you need to start thinking about:

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