|A project work plan should include a detailed scope of work, a timeline, and roles and deliverables for each partner and contributor to the project. The work plan should be framed by the decisions you made during the initial planning phase.|
Tips for Developing Your Equity Atlas Work Plan
- Equity atlases are complex projects with multiple moving parts. Build time into your work plan for unexpected challenges and delays.
- Be prepared for the initial work plan to evolve and change as you proceed with implementation.
- Document the decisions you make during the planning and development of the project to help you explain your decisions to external stakeholders or make midcourse modifications if needed.
- Make sure all project partners have a shared understanding and commitment to the project work plan, timeline, scope of work, and roles and responsibilities.
- Use formal written agreements (e.g., memoranda of understanding, commitment letters, contracts) to ensure that all project partners and contributors will be accountable to the work plan.
- Plan to hold regular check-in meetings with project partners and contributors to assess progress in the work plan implementation and make midcourse corrections as needed.
- Consider how you will sustain the project after the equity atlas is released. This includes outreach and education, updating the data and analysis over time, and ongoing maintenance.