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A discussion on integrated project planning - a stakeholder’s approach

01 Nov 2017-Vol. 263, Iss: 6, pp 062076
TL;DR: In this article, the vital activities that have to be followed during a project planning phase in the stakeholder's view are discussed in order to achieve the organization's mission and vision.
Abstract: Project planning plays a vital role in the successful completion of a project. The building block of any project is upright strategic planning and optimal resource utilization. There are many project management activities, which can be done by a project manager in order to achieve the organization's mission and vision. But the vital activities which have to be followed during a project planning phase in the stakeholder's view are discussed in this paper.
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