Copies of the planning, staff view and cost forms in MS-Word and MS Excel format can be downloaded from the web site at http://www.pearson-books.com/
As this subject is core to project management, almost any book on the subject will cover this. Some references, if you want more examples, are:
The Definitive Guide to Project Management (Financial Times Prentice Hall) by Sebastian Nokes et al., 2003, Chapter 5.
Practical Project Management: Tips, Tactics and Tools (Wiley) by Harvey A. Levine, 2002, Chapters 2 6.
The Project Workout (Financial Times Prentice Hall) by Robert Buttrick, 2nd edn, 1999, Chapters 6, 7, and 21.
The Project Manager: Mastering the Art of Delivery (Financial Times Prentice Hall) by Richard Newton, 2005, Chapter 5.
Start getting ready to brainstorm a task list:
Where are you going to do it?
When are you going to do it?
Who are you going to work with? Do they offer the best combination of common sense and experience of this type of work? Have you got the time booked in their diaries?
Having completed the brainstorm, continue with the following parts of this step and continually ask yourself, do you believe the plan you are developing?
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