A Strawman Project Plan – What is it and why should you use one?

As a project manager you’re supposed to have all of the answers when it comes to creating the perfect project plan, right? You know, just create a project charter, then define the scope, put together a work breakdown structure and you have the perfect plan! Reveal it to the project team in a kickoff meeting and everyone is happy.

Of course we all understand that there is no such thing as the perfect plan and trying to create the plan in a vacuum is a recipe for disaster. Don’t we?

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