The philosophy behind producing plans in PRINCE2® is that the products required are identified first, and only then are the activities, dependencies and resources required to deliver those products identified.
This is known as product-based planning and is used for the Project Plan, the Stage Plan and, optionally, the Team Plan.
The diagram illustrates the steps required in producing a PRINCE2 plan.
Each step in the planning procedure may need to be revisited on completion of later steps (for example, in preparing the schedule if additional activities or dependencies are identified).
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