Putting it all together

At the heart of any successful project is a well-considered plan. During this micro-course, you have been introduced to six fundamental concepts that inform aspects of a project plan. Your final task is to assemble a coherent and consistent project plan.

Components of the project plan

In this micro-course you worked on the following components for your project:

Component Learning challenge output
Resources Resources requirements table
Time WBS and project schedule
Budget Cost estimate and timeline
Quality Quality plan
Procurement Procurement plan
Risk Risk register

Each of these elements (resources, time, budget, quality, procurement, and risk) combine to create your overall project plan. Note that there are some dependencies between them. For example, the range of resources required impacts on the budgets, and the procurement process. So while you have created plans for these components separately, your project plan needs to join these together into a coherent story. In other words, the separate plans are in reality sections of your overall plan and must be presented as a whole.

Instructions for putting the project plan together

Your final step in the planning process is to assemble each of your sections into a single planning document ensuring that there is internal consistency between the elements.

For your project, each of the plans you created throughout the learning challenges, need to be combined to provide your overall road map to project success. This should result in a coherent plan which is of a standard that could be used to run a project.

  1. Review the outputs for each of the learning challenge components listed above.
  2. Tweak and refine your initial drafts to ensure consistency between the elements.
  3. Consult the assessment rubric to determine the structure of your project plan and output requirements for a passing grade.

Marking rubric for the assembly of your project plan

Use the guidelines in this rubric to gauge how well you have achieved this.


Criteria Marks
Excellent use of language.
All information is clearly communicated.
Appropriate for a business audience.
Document is very well presented, with clear sections and relevant headings.
Objective of the document is apparent.
No noticeable spelling or grammatical errors.
Language is understandable.
Nearly all information is clearly communicated.
Appropriate for a business audience.
Document is well presented; sections are apparent and headings make sense.
Objective is given.
Very few spelling or grammatical errors.
Language lacks clarity.
Some information missing.
Generally appropriate for a business audience.
Separate sections are apparent.
Objective is ambiguous.
A few spelling or grammatical errors.

Coherence of report

Criteria Marks
All sections of the report are fully integrated and in no way contradict each other.
The overall plan is complete and is comprehensive enough to guide the project.
There are clear relationships between the sections of the plan.
Some minor gaps are evident.
The plan is complete enough to give general direction to the project.
All the sections required are present; there is some linkage between the plans but significant gaps exist.
The project will require significant additional guidance to align with its objectives and scope.