plan

  

Definition

Written account of intended future course of action (scheme) aimed at achieving specific goal(s) or objective(s) within a specific timeframe. It explains in detail what needs to be done, when, how, and by whom, and often includes best case, expected case, and worst case scenarios. See also planning.

Use plan in a sentence

  • We took before, during and after pictures of the remodeling job to show that we adhered to the plan that we submitted.

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  • We have to go in and take every thing from the office to the lunch room. Once we follow that plan, we will not go wrong.

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  • I like to be the person who makes a list and a plan so that I know exactly where I need to be and what is going to happen.

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  • Five Ways to Optimize Enterprise Resource Planning
    "1. Explore and understand your needs and capabilities - Determine what your current business and operational objectives are, and examine what you are using in your current ERP package. 2. Prioritize your options - Rank each feature based on the following factors: timeline to implement, cost to implement, organizational readiness to accept the feature, and expected benefits of implementing the feature. 3. Look for quick wins - Consider taking on a few quick wins first before completing a big ERP optimization project. 4. Don't forget about change management - Since the direct results of an optimization effort are changed or new processes, change management should be an integral part of an optimization effort. Identify and involve impacted end-users early in the process. 5. Optimization is a continuous journey - Government processes and applications will continually change over time. So should your ERP. ERP optimization assessments should be continually updated."
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