Facilitating processes in planning processes

Simple to follow facilitation processes for project planning (Facilitation TV Ep6)

In Episode 6 of Facilitation TV, hosts Bevan & Andrew consider the scenario 'Your colleague (who has never facilitated before) has been asked to run a projec...
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According to PMBOK, Interactions among the other planning processes are more dependent on the nature of the project. For example, on some projects, there may be little or no identifiable risk until after most of the planning has been done and the team recognizes that the cost and schedule targets are extremely aggressive and thus involve considerable risk. Although these facilitating processes are performed intermittently and as needed during project planning, they are not optional. They include:

■ Quality Planning — identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them.

■ Organizational Planning — identifying, documenting, and assigning project roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships.

■ Staff Acquisition — getting the human resources needed assigned to and working on the project.

■ Communications Planning — determining the information and communications needs of the stakeholders: who needs what information, when will they need it, and how will it be given to them.

■ Risk Identification — determining which risks are likely to affect the project and documenting the characteristics of each.

■ Qualitative Risk Analysis — performing a qualitative analysis of risks and conditions to prioritize their effects on project objectives.

■ Quantitative Risk Analysis — measuring the probability and impact of risks and estimating their implications for project objectives.

■ Risk Response Planning — developing procedures and techniques to enhance opportunities and to reduce threats to the project’s objectives from risk.

■ Procurement Planning — determining what to procure, how much to procure, and when.

■ Solicitation Planning — documenting product requirements and identifying potential sources.