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Project Milestone Plan for Sourcing and Procurement

Published: 27 June 2017

ID: G00385960

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team

Summary

One of the final steps prior to launching a new project or policy is to clearly communicate expectations and articulate clearly and precisely which stakeholders have lead or support responsibility for each task. The Project Milestone Plan is a two-part tool that contains a sample cover letter to communicate the impact of the new project or policy to sourcing contacts, combined with a task-focused project plan template for identifying key tasks. This plan builds on the Project Macroplan (Tool KK) which serves to gain consensus around objectives, high-level tasks, and benefits when building stakeholder support for the project. The Project Milestone Plan, by contrast, is designed to be used immediately prior to launch to erase ambiguity around specific roles.

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