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    Project Execution Planning (PEP) for Scale, Complexity, and Scope

    Project Execution Planning (PEP) for Scale, Complexity, and Scope is a best practice approach to planning that is used to capture the strategic elements of a project’s lifecycle, while providing tangible, measurable, and visible controls. The PEP supports the planning, execution, control and closing phases of any “type” of project effort. The PEP is developed after the scope has been set, requirements validated, and the teams are visible. The subsidiary elements (management plans) of the PEP must be complete, integrated, and supportive of one another to form sufficient operational boundaries for the project (s). The PEP must be shaped for each project to be relevant and serve as a living strategy throughout the project’s life cycle.

    Project Execution Planning Implementation Considerations

    An effective and successful PEP effort will address and ensure that project teams members are focused on the following considerations:

    • Creation of an elevated level of scope and risk cognizance
    • Alignment and understanding of the project basis and critical business objectives
    • Developing a clear path forward and the proper management strategies/plans required to support the project effort
    • Developing a clear understanding of contracting and procurement strategies
    • Establishing a practical framework for decision making and communication throughout the project’s life cycle
    • Defining clear and distinct Roles and Responsibilities for all project participants
    • Development of the projects operational and behavioral norms

    Why Project Execution Planning Is Important for Large and Complex Projects

    The PEP is a comprehensive document describing the project, its components, and the strategy by which the project will be developed, directed and monitored. Also, the PEP defines how the management team will drive and execute the work to effectively complete the project and its many varied objectives. The project execution planning best practice is designed to ensure critical and supportive execution elements are identified, strategized and executed.

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