Project Implementation is a practice of executing or carrying out a project under a certain plan in order to complete this project and produce desired results. Such a practice encompasses all processes and activities involved in getting the project plan fulfilled and accomplishing project goals and objectives.
The term also refers to one of the five phases in the generic project lifecycle. The phases are:
The implementation phase aims to put approved project plan into practice and achieve project goals and objectives. The phase reaches success when expected deliverables are produced according to the plan. Within the lifecycle, the implementation phase carries out the following key functions:
- Configuration – the project is properly configured according to the plan so the implementation process can be started.
- Change management – all changes and variations happened in the project are registered, reviewed, and approved/rejected.
- Deliverables production – the project team works towards producing deliverables according to customer requirements and product specifications.