Rainer Kröning, Berlin

Action Plan - Aktionsplan

Application - Use - Example - Tools - Templates

Application

An action plan is an outlining schedule. It is used for smaller projects (up to 25 actions) or for many small items ("to do list") not scheduled in the project plan.

The actions are shown in a chart.

You can extend the chart to control the status of the actions.

Use

Create a chart that shows your plans.
do: fill in for each new action
  • Key/#: Choose a key to identify the action and/or to put it into a category.
  • To be done: What needs to be done?
  • Date scheduled: When does the action needs to be done?
  • Person responsible: Who will do the action / is responsible?
  • How to do:
    How will the task be done?
    What resources are needed?
    Are there special circumstances or needs?
  • Date created:(optinal)
  • Status: new

until: no more new actions

Check all actions which status is NOT "finished". Record all unexpected events in Comment/History and change the Status if necessary. If status is set to "finished" set also Date finished.
Check all actions which status is NOT "finished". Record all unexpected events and change the status if necessary.
Check the quantity of all actions which status is NOT "finished". If the quantity increases you could have a problem in your project (no sufficient resources, blue eyed schedule).

Example

Preparing the FQB meeting (extract).

Beispiel

Tools

MS Excel.

MS Access.

Templates

EXCEL Form: Action Items

Weisheit

Geld verdienen ist schon schwer, Geld erhalten noch viel mehr.

Wilhelm Busch
1832 – 1908
deutscher Dichter und Zeichner

Musikerwitz

Kurz vor dem Konzert trifft der Dirigent den Solotrompeter. Etwas nervös und besorgt spricht er den Solisten auf sein Solo an. Doch dieser beruhigt ihn: "Keine Sorge Meister, das habe ich schon hundert Mal gespielt, irgendwann muss es ja mal klappen!"