Why do we need a project plan
A project is successful when the needs of the stakeholders have been met. Astakeholder is anybody directly or indirectly impacted by the project. So, whenundertaking a new project, one should consider first and foremost the satisfaction of thestakeholders. This means that a project manager should try to put both the customers andthe developers on the first level.Often, project managers try to satisfy their customers first and make efforts todeliver the results as quickly as possible, due to the fact that time consumption is a highlyappreciated characteristic. The shorter the period of time needed for completing the project, the better it is appreciated and the more the customers are willing to pay for it.But the key to a successful project is in the planning. Creating a project plan is thefirst thing a project manager should do when undertaking any kind of project. Althoughsometimes it might seem like a waste of time, a correct project plan can turn out toactually save time, money and often solve misunderstandings of requirements. Manytimes, the project planning is ignored or little time is allocated for it, in order to start theactual work on the project itself, but this may result in more time loss than it would haveneeded for structuring the plan and a lot of uncertainty about the tasks allocated to eachdeveloper.Therefore, any project manager, in order to best organize the tasks, the time spenton developing and maintaining, the structure of the project content, should first think of writing all the ideas down, then structure the ideas, so that he can keep track of what had been accomplished at any moment of time during developing.