What do I need to know to create a realistic project plan if the work is outside my area of expertise?

Always make the project plan in collaboration with the people who will be doing the work.

Ask probing questions to understand the risks. Is there technical risk? Is there product definition risk? Is there a risk for workscope creep?

Take the time and care to understand the approaches and estimates presented by developers, and make sure assumptions are aligned. Sometimes they aren’t – and there is a better and faster way just under the surface, if you ask good questions.

Consult people who have done similar types of projects for a sanity check: “Are we crazy?”

Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful



This website and all posts and content are intended for educational purposes only and for no other purposes including without limitation commercial purposes. Any other use must give proper attribution to the Martin Trust Center and is subject to certain legal rights contained in our license and terms of use. See full legal disclaimer HERE.

The content in this knowledgebase is subject to a non-exclusive license with share-alike restrictions and the terms of use of this site – which is available for your review HERE.
Have more questions? Submit a request

Comments