All successful project managers will tell you that planning is the key to your success. A good plan is the foundation for any project to build upon. Create a weak foundation and a project will struggle to succeed. Build a strong foundation and a project is in a better position to handle the unexpected event or obstacle that are bound to happen along the way. Although plans certainly can change, good initial planning will always help a project stay on course and deliver great results. While most of us know a number of project planning components, there are additional elements that if also included, will put you and your project in a better position to succeed. This course will help you check that any project plan has all the elements required to ensure your project starts off with the strength and focus it needs for the journey ahead.