Project Pre-planning is an attempt to consolidate a set of preparatory activities into a special stage that goes prior to the project planning phase – this effort enables not to include these activities into the project plan, or not to complete them in a “hidden mode” when the plan doesn’t recognize them at all. Project pre-planning stage stands for shifting preparatory activities to the front of a project in order to handle them as a dedicated task rather than incorporating them in the major plan or doing them in the field before starting the main implementation.
Activities of the project pre-planning stage may include actions such as a project’s site cleanup and rectifying jobsite facilities if something is wrong there. Recognizing and throwing these preparatory activities together into a sole stage allows the project managers and team members to:
- Significantly narrow scopes of their projects (as researches warn us that around 30% of project efforts are consumed by activities which don’t refer to the actual implementation).
- Concentrate at implementing their main working tasks, instead of responding to any unexpected worksite factors (“unexpected” here means rather unaccounted).
- Decrease costs of their projects, along with increasing of productivity.